Present | Collective Memory

Cabralista is the first Episode of a documentary trilogy by director Valerio Lopes. It asserts a number of theory-based ideas born around Amilcar Cabral and the independents and human rights movements he led mainly in the 1960'ies.

Amílcar Cabral was a Guinea-Bissauan leader, writer, freedom fighter and politician, he was assassinated in 1973.

This episode of the trilogy reflects the collective memory, how Amilcar Cabral, arguably one of the greatest revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century, is remembered. The goal of this documentary was to make the term "Cabralism" mainstream, by first defining, then naming Amilcar Cabral's theories and concepts whose influence reverberated far beyond the African continent.

With never released voice recordings, humanist citations and quotes, timeless footage and cultured visual effects, this film is a unique vision of Africa yesterday and today.

From the first audience granted to an african freedom fighter by a pope (Paul VI) to in 1970; to his speech in front of the United Nations Security Council again as the first defender of African Independence, Cabral's unique work is remembered by young African and Pan-African scholars filmed in Cape Verde, Libya, Portugal, Guinea Bissau ...

Inspired and artistically designed with the fantastic Opus of Amilcar Cabral in mind, the goal of this documentary is to put his theories and ideas in the spotlight. Comparing his work with actual cultural and social issues, like the foreseen north-african revolutions, the countries who helped Cabral in his struggle are identified in this movie by Amilcar Cabral's words that seemed to predict the actual facts.