Virgin Margarida

Virgin Margarida

90 mins | Drama | Sept. 9, 2012

1975, Mozambique’s rebirth as an independent nation. The young revolution sweeps the streets of Maputo clean of prostitutes and bad habits. The prostitutes are sent to re-education camps deep in the countryside, where they will become “new women” – loyal comrades of the new nation. As the “clean-up” takes place, Margarida, a 16-year-old girl from the countryside, is mistakenly taken. Drawing on the stories of real women, Virgin Margarida is a dramatic exploration of a little known chapter in Mozambique’s history. A chapter that made no allowance for individuality and enshrined male domination as an ideology.

Virgin Margarida

90 mins | Drama | Sept. 9, 2012

Virgin Margarida
1975, Mozambique’s rebirth as an independent nation. The young revolution sweeps the streets of Maputo clean of prostitutes and bad habits. The prostitutes are sent to re-education camps deep in the countryside, where they will become “new women” – loyal comrades of the new nation. As the “clean-up” takes place, Margarida, a 16-year-old girl from the countryside, is mistakenly taken. Drawing on the stories of real women, Virgin Margarida is a dramatic exploration of a little known chapter in Mozambique’s history. A chapter that made no allowance for individuality and enshrined male domination as an ideology.
Producers JBA Production, Ukbar Films, Ébano Multimédia
Original title Virgem Margarida
Directors Licínio Azevedo
Writers Jacques Akchoti, Licínio Azevedo

Cast

Sumeia Maculuva

as Margarida

Iva Mugalela

as Rosa

Hermelinda Cimela

as Comandante Maria João

Rosa Mário

as Susana

Ana Maria Albino

as Luisa

Ilda Gonzales

as Ancha

Odília Cossa

as Sadimba

Elliot Alex

as Comandante Felisberto

Tomásia

as Mariamu