The historical emergence of African cinema and its contemporaneity are inseparable from a claim for the right to look, narrate and imagine the world. And what is the role of cinema in this?
“The process of obtaining the image corresponds to a natural process – it is the eye and the “brain” of the camera that provide us with the new and more perfect image of things. Our role, as spectators, is to raise our sensitivity to overcome the “conventional reading” of the image and be able to see, beyond the focused immediate event, the immense orchestration of the natural organism and the expression of the “state of mind” that arises, affirm the prodigious camera-object relationship (XAVIER, 2005, p. 103-104).
The eye is also one of the striking features in the work of revolutionary Mozambican painter Malangatana Ngwenya. His work, as well as in Cinema and Decolonization, proposes to look from a new perspective at Mozambican history unlinked from the Eurocentrist reductive view.
keywords: decolonization; Mozambique; perspective;