"Tell no lies, claim no easy victories." Amilcar Cabral
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A feature film documenting one of the greatest of modern theoreticians of the African Revolution and founder of the Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, Amilcar Cabral. Also known by his nom de guerre, Abel Djassi. He is an agronomist, a writer, a poet and one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial leaders. His mission was to eradicate Portuguese colonial rule in the exploitation, moral and physical propensity for repressive practices based on their absolute refusal to regard the African as a human being.
Dear friend, my name is Guenny K. Pires, I’m a film director and I have seventeen years of progressive experience planning, shooting, directing, producing and editing compelling stories. I was born and raised in Mira-Mira, a humble African village with less than ten houses. As many children I grow up on back of my mother Marina Pires, who was a street seller of fruits and vegetable.
I believe that we all deserve an opportunity to do something that we really love! To me make films is my first passion. It’s in my heart and soul. That is why in 2005 I founded Txan Film - a Cape Verdean-American four-members production company based in Los Angeles, California with the development and exposure of Cape Verdean and the rest of the African Portuguese speaking-countries culture as the core goal. Our mission is to tell stories that may not otherwise be heard and to give a voice to those who do not have access to mass media.
In homage to my spiritual father Amilcar Cabral I am making this heart rendering, yet powerful film to share his compelling life of struggle and his extraordinary accomplishments with the world.
I believe that The Heart of Amilcar Cabral will be a significant film in our time and history. He was one of the most exciting fathers of Africa of his time and in the world today.
I and our core team members are determined to finish this film to show how Amilcar Cabral immersed himself in freeing his people from the yoke of Colonialism, tyranny and oppression.
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