Henrique Abranches - An Angolan Trait

This documentary video is a tribute to the Angolan writer and anthropologist, Henrique Abranches (1932-2004), who is still considered the father of Angolan comics. He was Portuguese by birth, but came to Angola in his youth, where he took an active part in the struggle against the colonial power. In the descriptions of his friends and former students, such as Abraão Eba, Lito Silva, Sérgio Piçarra, Carnot Júnior, Lindomar and Olímpio de Sousa, it becomes clear that Abranches was much more than just a comic artist. Together with the writer Pepetela, he founded the Centre for Angolan Studies in Algeria. He was one of the co-founders of the Angolan Writers' Union, as well as the National Union of Visual Artists. The passionate recollections and narratives of his life and influence confirm that Abranches was a master, a father, a grandfather, but also an inspiration to young and old, so that even today his students feel his reach in their very own comics.

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Roberto Reis (Angola)