Screening of the film "Deixem-me ao menos subir as Palmeiras" (1972), de Lopes Barbosa followed by a conversation with film scholar Ana Cristina Pereira.
As, the New Portuguese Cinema erupted in Portugal, in Mozambique a new generation that opposed both the colonial war and colonization, began to make films.
In this pursuit, this group of creators were influenced by the international cinematic tendencies of the time. Based on the story "Dina" by Luis Bernardo Honwana, "Deixem-me ao menos subir as palmeiras" (1972) by Lopes Barbosa takes place in a farm in Mozambique. The perspective is that of a local black worker.
It was perhaps the first film made in Mozambique that conceived black Mozambicans as a public, and it clearly shows the dehumanization of Africans perpetrated by colonialism. The film was banned by censorship at the time of the Carnation Revolution, in April 25, 1974 and remained in obscurity until 2015.