Film poster

Poster for A Strong Heart (Caração Mais Forte)

The Angola Field Group invites you to view a newly released film about HIV/Aids and discrimination in Angola, A Strong Heart, at the Viking Club at 8:00 pm on Thursday November 20. Stigmatization and discrimination, especially against women, are major obstacles to preventing the spread of HIV in Angola. The film shows Angolans living with HIV telling their own stories of discrimination but also of solidarity. Portuguese language with English subtitles.


Special guest Maria de Ceu who works for Radio Nacional and is featured in the film, will join us for the question & answer period. The NGO Trocaire will introduce the film which is a collaborative* production to be used as an educational tool. If your organization is interested in using the film for teaching purposes, please register your name with Trocaire who will have a sign-up sheet available for interested groups.

*film by Richard Pakleppa with funding from Trocaire, UNICEF, CRS, IBIS, Cordaid, Caritas Spain and Misereor and with participation of the Angolan Instituto de Luta Contra o SIDA.

Also, enjoy early Christmas shopping!

Now selling, November 13th and 20th,  the long awaited DVD, Kuduro, Fogo No Museke (Kwanzas 1,500).  Film maker Jorge Antonio will be at the Viking Club both Thursdays to autograph your personal copy.

*Hot off the press, a 120 page book about the emerging Angola featuring 70 color photographs, with Portuguese and English text, A Árvore e a Estrela (Kwanzas 2,000 ). Writer/photographer Mauricio Vieira will be there November 20 to introduce and autograph his book.

*And more to buy on November 20! Huambo dolls are back to support the Women’s Cooperative in Huambo Irma Domingos’ popular crocheted bags and hand embroidered linen gift items to support her orphanage *Colorful African hand sewn aprons and placemats to support Mama Muxima Orphanage *Kissonde, Angola’s best political comic book *And our regular selection of English language books about Angola produced by NGOs will be for sell as well.

Everyone is free to join. In close cooperation with the Viking Club, this presentation is offered free of charge. If you would like to download a map (145kb) showing the location of the Viking Club, please visit this site’s Join Us page. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are sold at the bar. Drink coupons are available for $10.00 AND $20.00 or the equivalent in kwanzas. See you there!