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Kimpa Vita: the mother of the African Revolution

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Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv, History/society
Year of production : 2015
Format : Feature
http://www.kimpavitafilm.com

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The fifteenth century was a time when the legacy of powerful African Kingdoms were wickedly invaded by the West. The African people's rich and plentiful history-interrupted by slavery, genocide and the deportation of Africans to new lands.  In the account, The Great Kingdom on Kongo was no exception.
A century later in 1704, a fearless young woman decides to fight for her country and while she tragically meets her demise, and is burned alive on the 2nd of July 1706, she is always remembered throughout her Kingdom as, Kimpa Vita: The Mother of the African Revolution.

A Ne Kunda Nlaba's untold story and biopic documentary film about Kimpa Vita a 22 years old young woman burned alive on 02 July 1706 in Divulu near Mbanza Kongo in the Kongo Kingdom for the revolution against slavery. After her death, many people and members of her Antonin movement were brought to America, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Brazil and many more. Their descendants are among of these communities called African Americans, West Indians and others.

Synopsis
The fifteenth century was a time when the legacy of powerful African Kingdoms were wickedly invaded by the West. The African people's rich and plentiful history-interrupted by slavery, genocide and the deportation of Africans to new lands.  In the account, The Great Kingdom on Kongo was no exception.
A century later in 1704, a fearless young woman decides to fight for her country and while she tragically meets her demise, and is burned alive on the 2nd of July 1706, she is always remembered throughout her Kingdom as, Kimpa Vita: The Mother of the African Revolution.

 
Born in 1684 after the decline of the Kongo Kingdom at the Battle of Ambwila, Kimpa Vita was a young woman and revolutionary from noble family of Kongo.
In 1704, Kimpa Vita aged 20, began her revolution against slavery in Africa and particularly in the Kongo Kingdom in Central Africa. She was arrested and put on trial and then burnt alive with child and secretary by Portuguese on 02 July 1706 in Mbanza Kongo.
After her death, many people and members of her Antonin movement were brought to America, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Brazil and many more. Their descendants are among these communities called African Americans, West Indians and others.
This documentary aims to be a historical and biographical film about life of Kimpa Vita. Throughout this documentary, Ne Kunda Nlaba wants the public discover the real life of "Kimpa Vita" and the Kongo Kingdom by also showing some historic sites, ruins and places where major events took place.

Written, Produced and Directed: Ne Kunda Nlaba
Duration: 71min
Genre: Documentary
Production company: Labson Bizizi-Cine Kongo Ltd
Distribution company: Afrika Bizizi Distribution Ltd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_7MCkcg6S4

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