Nzingha, an African Warrior Queen of the area now referred to as Congo/Angola, was on her throne at the time as England’s James I. This epic historical action-drama tells the astonishing true story of this female general who fought a 40 year war against slavery. The story begins in 1617, the year Nzingha’s father King Kilwanji dies. The Portuguese army takes advantage of the political confusion and invades Southern Africa so they can kidnap the population and force them to work on sugar plantations in Brazil. Princess Nzingha has to fight to gain the throne and then lead her people in a battle for national freedom.
This event is an extension of the BFI African Odysseys programme in association with the Phoenix Cinema: Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema. Explore the African roots of World Cinema through our monthly programme of Sunday screenings.
Supported by Black History Walkswww.blackhistorywalks.co.uk
- Sun 6 Mar
- 114 minutes
- Director: Sergio Graciano
- Angola (2013)