The documentary “No Trilho de Malangatana: do legado à memória” was published online. The film, produced by the Museu Virtual da Lusofonia, one of the cultural platforms of the Communication and Society Research Centre, refers to the life and work of Malangatana, highlighting his ability to work in various artistic spheres (painting, music, sculpture, etc.).
Being a project developed in the area of Communication for Development, the centrality is given to the work of the author entitled “Sacred House of the Mabyaya Family”, a sculptural set of several meters high that is located on the outskirts of the city of Maputo, without any maintenance years ago.
The documentary, by Lurdes Macedo, a researcher at CECS, had already been presented to the public. In April of last year, the film’s preview was held at the Nogueira da Silva Museum in Braga, accompanied by the exhibition “Cores de Moçambique” by Simone Faresin.
This documentary is a result of the close relationship that the CECS has been building with Mozambican institutions. The research project “Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal?”, funded by FCT and the Aga Khan Development Network is another example of the upcoming work being developed with Mozambican researchers. For three years, the CECS will coordinate this project, promoted in partnership with Eduardo Mondlane University. In addition, researchers from the University of Zambézia, the Higher Institute of Arts and Culture, the School of Journalism, the Polytechnic University, and other higher education institutions are also participating in Mozambique.
The consolidation of the network established with Mozambican universities is also visible in the participation of more than 150 researchers from various Mozambican and Portuguese universities at the International Congress “Culture and Tourism: national development, promotion of peace and rapprochement between nations”, which took place last November, at the Polytechnic University in Maputo. This event was also held in the pre-launch of the journal Communication and Society on “Lusophone Studies and Communication Sciences” edited by Moisés de Lemos Martins, Alda Costa and Isabel Macedo.