Fogo, Fire Island

Sarah Maldoror

IndieLisboa 2021 •

Cape Verde, Documentary, 1979, 34′

Ilha do Fogo, in Cape Verde, is the setting for this documentary from the 70s produced by the revolutionary government of the new country, and in which the director chose an anthropological approach. The film looks beautifully at a country in the beginning of its independence.

Director's Bio

After studying theatre and creating the first Black troupe in Paris, Les Griots, Sarah Maldoror studied cinema in Moscow. Her sharp body of work, which consists of 46 films, is the reflection of a bold warrior who is curious, generous, irreverent and who looks out for others, taking poetics beyond every boundary. An outspoken rebel and a resolute humanist, Sarah Maldoror celebrated the engagement of the artist and art as an act of freedom.