Tarrafal: Memories of the Slow Death Camp

  • Portugal
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Tarrafal: Memories of the Slow Death Camp narrates the story of the concentration camp founded by Salazar, by Order of October 8th, 1935, at the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, to detain “political and social prisoners” and, that, after being closed in 1954, due to national and international pressure, was reopened in 1961, by Order of Adriano Moreira, to detain Angolan, Guinean and Cape-Verdean nationalists.

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  • Original Title
    Tarrafal: Memórias do Campo da Morte Lenta
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Charles Johnston
  • Cinematography
    João Ribeiro, John Ashmore
  • Editing
    Cláudia Silvestre
  • Music
    “Abandono” (“Fado Peniche”), Alain Oulman
  • Sound
    Armanda Carvalho
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Production
      • Diana Andringa
      • Portugal

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