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The Two Faces of War - film & discussion

Join BloomBars and the Washington DC Portuguese Meetup as we follow our film on Amilcar Cabral with a film examining the wars of independence in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde...

What: The Two Faces of War
When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014  7:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support both the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

The Two Faces of War (As Duas Faces da Guerra) (2007, 105 min), by Diana Andringa and Flora Gomes – shot in Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Portugal, the film examines the wars of independence in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde through the recollections of veterans and leaders on both sides of the conflict.

But, more than merely a retelling of battles, the film looks at how visionary leaders like Amilcar Cabral helped some Portuguese soldiers develop solidarity towards Guinea-Bissau’s fight - helping them understand the link between the anticolonial struggle in Africa and the antifacist struggle in Portugal. Thus the seeds of revolution in Portugal were sown in Africa and the result was greater freedom for the peoples of both countries - independence for Guinea-Bissau and the overthrow of the dictatorship in Portugal. (In Portuguese with English subtitles).

After our screening we’ll have an audience discussion with Mwiza Munthali; host of the radio show "Africa Now," and with Iane Campos-Siddique; a university lecturer in Portuguese.

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PARKING INFORMATION - Street parking on 11th St and on adjacent streets – avoid Residential-Only spots. Two (2) parking garages are a short walk away (*14th St near Target, and *Park Rd at Giant Food) and there’s the Columbia Heights METRO Station. We encourage you to arrive on time and take advantage of the METRO or the parking garages. Thank you!

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