daughter of THE war
Trailer of the short film 'Filó and the Wars of Freedom'.
Maria Manoela Filomena Cardoso, also known as Filó, was born on May 15th of 1961 in Sá da Bandeira, Angola, exactly two months after the beginning of the Portuguese Colonial War or the Liberation War, as was called by the Angolans. After 58 years, Filó is a survivor and a daughter of the war. This same war which was her companion throughout her childhood and part of her adolescence in Calombila, the poor neighbourhood where she was born, also followed her to Portugal. Today, she still faces the battle of permanent legalisation beyond daily struggles, without losing the sympathy and strength of those who have won many wars, from small to large.