Death Metal Angola

Director: 
Jeremy Xido
Cinematography: 
Johan Legraie, Jeremy Xido
Sound: 
Timothy Bright, Oswald Juliana
Editing: 
Todd Holmes
Production: 
Cabula 6, Coalition Films
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Duration: 
87Min
Year of production: 
2013
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Synopsis: 

In the ruins of a city devastated by war, Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores who manage an orphanage have a crazy idea: put on a rock festival. If you think death metal was invented in the United States or a Norwegian forest, don’t be so sure! These rhythms come from the dark heart of Africa, in Angola. After 27 years of civil war, more than half a million civilians died. This music reveals the entire trauma endured by a new generation but manages to turn it into hope. 

Bio Director: 

Originally from Detroit, Jeremy Xido graduated in Painting and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in New York and trained at the Actor's Studio. Jeremy Xido's filmography includes the feature documentary Death Metal Angola, the six part Crime Europe series, and the short documentary Macondo in addition to several short fiction films. Working as a dancer, actor and filmmaker, he has performed around the world on stage, TV and in Cinema.