THE HERO – Movie

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Monday, March 26TH @ 7:00 PM
Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15212
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Trailer:       Website

The Hero
DirectorZézé Gamboa     Country:  Angola  Year:  2005
Length:  97 minutes       Language:  Portuguese with English Subtitles

Winner, Best Foreign Feature, 2005 Sundance Film Festival

THE HERO (O HEROI) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted war, and now trying imperfectly but courageously to piece itself back together.  It is also the story of a city, Luanda, like so many in the Third World, trying to absorb the millions of people displaced by civil strife and global economic change.  

In THE HERO, A 20-year veteran of the 30-year-old Angolan civil war finds assimilation into the chaotic life of the capital city of Luanda a challenge in this affecting drama.

Director’s Statement

The Hero is a universal story. In Central Europe, Latin America, Africa and in all the places where there is or there was war, hundreds of thousands must deal with the stigma, try to survive and become a part of post-war society. The aim of this movie is to show children – the former instruments of war—that it is possible to live in peace.”