THE NIGHTS STILL SMELL OF GUNPOWDER

Creative Documentary by Inadelso Cossa / 80 mins / in Development

COPRODUCTION WITH 16MMFILMS (MOZAMBIQUE), IDA.IDA. (FRANCE), DUPLACENA (PORTUGAL)

Disturbed by his childhood memories from the civil war, a filmmaker decides to return to the village to document the traumatic effects that war left today, and to question his grandmother why she used turn the war into fiction. A personal film that crosses with the history of the country, to document the moral damages and trauma of Mozambique civil war,that lasted 16 years, and still left open wounds. The silenced voices of raped women and child soldiers, their rifles did quiet, but the nights still smell of gunpowder. The memories of the days of bombing and massacres in the villages migrated along with the people who sought refuge in the cities, today in times of peace these people are still traumatized by the ghosts of the civil war, or maybe they have decided to forget, forgive themselves and live together in reconciliation. What many do not know is that a new war is coming. Will history repeat itself?

Supported by IDFA Bertha Fund, , CNAP, ICA, HotDocs Blue Ice