Sambizanga introduced by Kay Armatage

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 15 minutes

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University of Toronto Professor Emerita and former TIFF programmer Kay Armatage introduces Sarah Maldoror's shattering vision of the Angolan War of Independence, one of the most well-loved films at the 1973 Women & Film festival.

Guest Biography

    • Kay Armatage
    • Kay Armatage is Professor Emerita at the Cinema Studies Institute of the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Girl from God's Country: Nell Shipman and the Silent Cinema (UTP 2003) and co-editor of Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema (UTP 1999). As an adjunct to her academic work, Armatage has produced and directed documentary and experimental narrative films, and was one of the key organizers of the Toronto Women & Film International Festival 1973. She later worked as an international programmer for TIFF for over twenty years, and served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Arts Council from 1991 to 1997.

Sambizanga introduced by Kay Armatage

    • Sambizanga
    • Sarah Maldoror
    • Set in 1961 at the onset of the Angolan War of Independence, Sarah Maldoror's shattering portrait of colonial violence and domination follows the heartbreaking journey of a woman as she searches the city's jails for her incarcerated husband.