Angola Saudades From the One Who Loves You (2006)
2006. 60 minutes. Directed by Richard Pakleppa. Documentary
Angola Saudades From the One Who Loves You is a compelling portrait of a country struggling to recover from the devastation of 27 years of civil war. Three years since peace was declared in this former Portuguese colony, one of Africa's largest producers of oil and diamonds, the land is full of contrasts, between rich and poor, between hope and despair. Namibian director Richard Papekkla takes us on a lyrical journey through this once war-torn nation, presenting us with a kaleidoscopic vision of the diverse experiences of its people, from the oil barons who are reaping the benefits of the country's rich natural resources to petrol-sniffing children who struggle to earn a living on the street.