Death Metal Angola

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DEATH METAL ANGOLA focuses on Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores, both of whom live and breathe heavy metal as they run the Okutiuka orphanage, a home to 55 children in the war-ravaged city of Huambo, Angola. Flores is a death metal guitarist who uses sounds and rhythms of his extreme music as a path to healing, or, as girlfriend Sonia puts it, "to clear out the debris from all these years of war." Together, the two dream of staging Angola's first-ever national rock concert, bringing together members from different strands of the Angolan metal scene from different provinces. What begins as a seemingly unrealistic undertaking quickly gains momentum, aided by social media and propelled by members of the death metal underground, who join together to stage the event. (C) THE VLADAR COMPANY

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Critic Reviews for Death Metal Angola

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

  • What we have here is a rather sweet story of the plan to hold Angola's first national rock concert in its bombed-out, rubble-strewn, second-largest city, Huambo.

    Nov 20, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Director Jeremy Xido pays attention to the music only peripherally, without providing cultural context to supplement the history, and the country's demotic kuduro genre gets only a couple of passing references.

    Nov 7, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The genre's aggressive qualities aren't just a coping mechanism, but also a means of recontextualizing personal and national traumas.

    Nov 5, 2014 | Full Review…
  • An upbeat chronicle of very hard rock in a very hard place, Death Metal Angola is one of the livelier and more enticingly exotic additions to the ever-burgeoning music-documentary sub-genre.

    Oct 24, 2014 | Full Review…
  • I've seen more than enough documentaries about extreme metal that mythologize violent, antisocial behavior; this one shows people using harsh, aggressive music to build a positive community.

    May 1, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Connects a dark music usually associated with misunderstood teenagers with the harrowing trials of a national nightmare.

    Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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