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Body and Soul (De Corpo e Alma)
54 minutes
English subtitles

Body and Soul (De Corpo e Alma)

Victoria, Mariana and Vasco are three young Mozambicans with physical disabilities living in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city. The film explores how they see themselves, raising questions about self-acceptance and how to find one’s place in society.
BODY AND SOUL is available from Third World Newsreel for educational purchase on DVD and Digital File combo. The DVD extras include subtitles in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Slovak, Czech, Hindi and Mandarin, plus the short documentary CINEMA FOR THE PEOPLE. To facilitate discussion in classrooms, a 31-page study guide is included with the DVD purchase.
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"The subject of disability in Africa is not often discussed in the media, but a new documentary film aims to address this. BODY AND SOUL reveals the challenges and discrimination they face - some children in Mozambique are not sent to school for example - but also reveals the strength and determination of each of the film's main characters." - BBC News
"The amazing story of three young Mozambicans with physical disabilities who work to help others in their community." - Guggenheim Museum in New York

• Winner of 30th URTI Grand Prix, URTI Grand Prix for Best Documentary, Monaco
• Winner Best Documentary Award – Category Human Rights, Docudays UA (Ukraine)
• Winner SIGNIS Commendation Award, Zanzibar International Film Festival (Tanzania)
• ZIFF Jury Special Mention, Zanzibar International Film Festival (Tanzania)
• Winner Best Documentary Award, Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia (Brazil)
• Glauber Rocha Award, Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia (Brazil)
• Winner Attitude Award, Festival Assim Vivemos (Brazil)
• Winner Most Influential Film of the Festival Award, Chashama Film Festival (New York)
• Jury’s Special Mention, Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival (Uganda)
• Dockanema International Documentary Festival, Mozambique
• Festival Image et Vie, Senegal
• Tarifa African Film Festival, Spain
• Addis International Film Festival, Ethiopia
• Zanzibar Film Festival, Tanzania
• Assim Vivemos, Brazil
• Bahia International Film Series, Brazil
• Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
• Message to Man Film Festival, Russia
• Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Zimbabwe
• Terra Di Tutti Film Festival, Italy
• Kenya International Film Festival
• Africa in Motion, Scotland
• Film Africa, UK
• Lumières D’Afrique, France
• Chashama Film Festival, New York
• AFRIFF International Film Festival, Nigeria
• San Diego Black Film Festival
• Reelabilities Film Festival, New York
• Guggenheim Museum, New York
• Africa World Documentary Film Festival, St Louis
• Docudays UA, Ukraine
• Millenium Film Festival, Belgium
• Resistances Film Festival, France
• The Other Film Festival, Australia
• Filminitiativ Koln e.V., Germany
• United Nations Enable Film Festival, New York
• Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival, Uganda
• This Human World, Austria
• One World Film Festival Slovakia
• Mostra Africa, Brazil
• Ethnocineca, Austria
• Human Rights International Film Festival, Albania
• Reframing Reality, Israel
• Mostra Africa, Salvador, Brazil
• EOP!, Belgium
• Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh

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