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THE TREE OF OUR FOREFATHERS

UK, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Environmental Programme)

Director: Licinio Azevedo

One extended family group made refugees by the war in Mozambique, make a gruelling three week journey to their traditional lands. Set to a soundtrack of authentic African rhythms, this is a beautiful story sometimes tragic sometimes comic but always in the words of the protago­nists. TVE, a unique production company, have dispensed with the outdated patronising voiceover and given voice to the people of the Third World.

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