AFRICAN TANGO

AFRICA TANGO

By Fernando Martín ROMANAZZO, Ernesto AGUILAR

AQUERONTE - as PROD

Documentary - Pre-Production 2012

Ario, a young of Mozambique, is summoned by a teacher of tango argentine to travel with her and a bandoneon player within of Mozambique. On the way, they must incorporate dancers to achieve the first cast of Tango African and so perform at the biggest dance festival in the country.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fernando Martín ROMANAZZO, Ernesto AGUILAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Ernesto AGUILAR, Fernando Martín ROMANAZZO
    • Producer(s)
    • Fernando Martín ROMANAZZO (Aqueronte), Ernesto AGUILAR (Margen Cine), Molete TSHEGO (Happy Brown Babies), José carlos TORRES (Midia Mix Produções LTDA.ME), Fabiola AQUINO (OBÁ CACAUĔ PRODUÇÕES )
    • Synopsis
    • Ario is a young Mozambican dancer summoned by two Argentines -Ana (dancer and dancing teacher) and Pedro (musician and Bandoneonist) both are outstanding tango artists from a South American country- to travel for a month inland Mozambique. The trip is aimed to train dancers from different Mozambican cities and to create a stable body of tango African tango dancers. The main cities were the dance workshops will take place are: Tete (North of Mozambique), Beira (Center of the country) and Maxixe (Southeastern coast) ending at Maputo (capital city). The dance workshops last a week in every city and Ana and Ario will choose at the end of the trip the best couples to perform at an original tango show at the most important dance festival at the end of the trip. During the entire trip Pedro plays live during the rehearsals and with Edmundo -an acclaimed local musician- will compose some tango pieces for the final show. Some of these tangos will be fusions with local folklore and the new words shall be the experience obtained bay them during the trip.
      This trip through the interior of Mozambique will demonstrate their social and cultural situation, showing their local traditions and cultural habits. The film will investigate the violent clashes and the interchange among cultures, thanks to the dance professor and to the bandoneonist who come from a country so unknown as distant but with many similarities as Argentina that will give the film an ending so uncertain as fascinating.
    • Partners & financing
    • INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cinematografia y Artes Audiovisuales de Argentina)
      INAC (Instituto Nacional e Audiovisual e Cinema do Mozambique)
      ANCINE (Agência Nacional do Cinema)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2012
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