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Inspiring Young Imaginations film screening: ‘O Grande Bazaar’


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AfricAvenir is very proud to screen the award-winning film ‘O Grande Bazaar’ by Licinio Azevedo In July within our children’s programme. A delightful drama set in Maputo about two boys who become friends and together reinvent a new life full of fun. In order to support his family, 12-year-old Paito sells fritters outside his house in the suburbs of the big city. One day, a band of young robbers takes his money. He decides he is not going to go home until he recovers what he lost. With this aim in mind, he heads out for the city. Looking for work, he begins to live in a major market square that at night becomes a dormitory for homeless vendors. There he meets Xano, a boy his age, whose insolent behavior and fearlessness attracts him. They become friends and reinvent the world. In the days to come, using great creativity and displaying a natural head for business, Paito starts to make his money back. But those who robbed him in the first place are also in the market and look for trouble.

About the Director:
Licínio Azevedo is an independent filmmaker and co-founder of the Mozambican film production company called Ebano Multimedia. In 1977 he joined the National Institute of Cinema (INC) in Mozambique, and soon after embarked on a prolific career as a documentary filmmaker. He has directed and produced many award-winning documentaries, which have been screened at numerous international festivals. Tchuma Tchato (1997) won a Panda Award at the Wildscreen Festival in the UK in 1998 and was chosen as a finalist at the Third International Environmental Film Festival in Pretoria in 1997. Azevedo has produced and directed several feature films. He is also a writer and his collection of stories on the Mozambican War of Independence formed the basis of Mozambique’s first full-length feature film.


  • XVI Balafon Film Festival - Best Feature Film; FIPA 2006 Silver FIPA Award
  • Durban Festival - Best Short Film Award

Inspiring Young Imaginations is a project organized by AfricAvenir in partnership with the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) and Hope Initiatives Southern Africa (HISA).

For more information contact:

AfricAvenir Windhoek: Edith Aoko
Email: a.atieno(at)africavenir.org,   Tel: 0813268828

FNCC Multimedia Library: Nicholas Ronde
Email: library(at)fncc.org.na,   Tel: 0818017947/06138733

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