Director: Jose Miguel Ribeiro
Cast: Elisangela Rita, Vitoria Soares, Feliciana Delcia Guia
Run Time: 83mins
Rating: NC16 (Some Nudity)
Language: Portuguese, Kimbundu (with English subtitles)
Screening Details: 27 Nov 2022, 7.00pm, FG Kallang Hall 3
1995, Angola. Leaving behind her mother and two-year-old daughter Yara, Nayola joins the civil war in search of her husband who left to fight the war but is now missing. Sixteen years later, teenager Yara is an aspiring political rapper living with her grandmother, making music that lambasts the social conditions in contemporary Angola.
Nayola tells the story of three women who are affected in different ways by the country’s 25-year civil war. Employing an eclectic visual style that embraces fantasy even in the face of grim realities, the animation weaves together dream sequences and the otherworldliness of ancestral cultures. Backgrounded by the beautiful Angolan landscape, Nayola delivers a powerful and moving tale about intergenerational war trauma.
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