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Foreign Movie Night: Island of the Spirits (A Ilha dos Espiritos)

Film is a great means of observing other cultures around the world and this next film focuses on Mozambique.  Join us for another movie night!

Island of the Spirits (A Ilha dos Espiritos) (2010, 63 min), by Licinio Azevedo – tells the eventful history of the “Island of Mozambique.”

A small island, a great history... Long before giving its name to the country, the Island of Mozambique had a fundamental role in the Indian Ocean over the centuries. Anchor point for caravels, meeting point for pirates, it is a melting pot of races. It raises its walls in the middle of the sea. Its winding streets, full of life reveal small palaces, churches and white houses. Its inhabitants are eccentric characters, proud of the island’s past history. As we wander through the streets we meet an historian, a maritime archeologist, a fisherman, the “doorman” of the island, a dancer, and many spirits…

After the screening, we will be led in our discussion by Harriet McGuire, a former Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique.  She’ll discuss some of the ongoing projects for the Ilha de Mocambique – including a marine archaeology project.

*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free Popcorn and refreshments provided.

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