After a brief self-imposed exile in Europe, Murilo Salles is called upon by Ruy Guerra to a post-independent Mozambique, where he helps to set up the local Film Institute. At the invitation of the country’s president, Samora Machel, he shoots this documentary, a collage film typical of the period’s activist cinema. The film seeks to answer a basic question: “what is imperialism?”
Murilo Salles Murilo Salles’ directional debut was the documentary 'These are the Guns' in 1978, which won the Silver Dove in the Leipzig Festival in Germany. With ‘Happier Than Ever’, his first fiction film, he won the Bronze Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, and Best Film at the Brasilia Film Festival in 1984. In 1989, he directed ‘Two Edged Knife’, for which he won Best Director at the Gramado Film Festival. In 1994, he directed ‘Two Billion hearts’, FIFA's official documentary on the World Cup.