Denise Fernandes' short film won the Best Short Film at the 18th edition of the Tarifa African Film Festival.
"Nha Mila", by Denise Fernandes, was awarded, this Friday, Best Short Film, at the closing ceremony of the 18th edition of the African Film Festival in Tarifa, which takes place between 28th May and 6th June.
The short film produced by O Som e a Fúria and Ventura Film and distributed by Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency, has as its protagonist Salomé, who after 14 years away from her homeland, travels to Santiago Island, Cape Verde, to see her dying brother. During her stopover at Lisbon airport, Águeda a cleaning lady recognizes Salomé as "Mila", her childhood friend. Águeda invites Salomé to leave the airport and spend the stopover at her home, with the women of her family. The neighborhood transports her on a spiritual journey, whose destination unfurls a painful bond with her homeland.
The African Film Festival of Tarifa was created in 2004, as an initiative of the NGO Al Tarab, based in Tarifa (Cadiz). During the first three years, the event was intended to be an exhibition of the best cinematographic production in Africa, but in the 4th edition it became a Film Festival, with competitive sections.
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