The documentary by Billy Woodberry, a member of the predominantly African-American movement LA Rebellion, painstakingly reveals and reorganizes part of the history of Portugal's recent colonial invasion of Angola, from the director's contact with a shocking photograph of the Portuguese “pacification” campaign in 1907. ‘A Story from Africa’ performs a narrative reconstruction in which Calipalula, a nobleman from Cuamato (located in southern Angola), is an essential piece in the unfolding of events.
Billy Woodberry Born in Dallas in 1950, Billy Woodberry is one of the founders of the L.A. Rebellion movement, a collective of African-American filmmakers promoting black cinema in the United States. His work has been shown at International Festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, MoMA, Harvard Film Archive, Camera Austria Symposium and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Tate Modern, and Center Pompidou. Woodberry has been a member and Professor of the School of Arts at the University of California since 1986.