SITA – the life and times of Sita Valles

Sita Valles was born in Angola, in 1951, but studied Medicine in Lisbon, where she became a communist student leader. After 1974, and because she considered that the revolution in Portugal had no future, she left for Angola and joined the MPLA, the liberation movement. Sita died at the age of 26, in 1977, in circumstances which have not been fully clarified. Testimonies of political figures who crossed paths with her tell us about her life.

This screening will be followed by a debate moderated by Marta Lança.


A personal essay on a plant and all its cultural and economic ramifications: cocoa. Traveling through São Tomé and Príncipe, England and Brazil, the director walks us from past to present, dismantling the schemes of European colonial oppression.