Mueda (1980)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Although the technique and execution of this docudrama is choppy, director Ruy Guerra has still achieved an effective statement. In the early 1960s people in the town of Mueda along the Mozambique-Tanzania border rebelled against the colonial Portuguese magistrate and as a result, six-hundred townspeople were slaughtered. The circumstances of the massacre are shown in three ways: an enactment in front of the colonial government building, a fictional portrayal of encounters with the magistrate inside the building, and interviews with people who survived or witnessed the killing.