Sana Na N'Hada

Sana Na N’Hada


  • Culture of memory, Postcolonial art production, Decolonisation, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Enxalé (Guinea-Bissau)

Sana Na N’Hada was born in Enxale, Guinea-Bissau. He is a director and writer, known for Xime (1994), Kadjike (2013) and Os Escultores de Espíritos (2015). In a cinematic career spanning some four plus decades Sana Na N’Hada has borne witness to the best and the worst times in Guinea-Bissau. He joined Amìlcar Cabral’s revolutionary army in the heady days of the war for independence. In the restive years following self-rule he set about making evocative films that captured and challenged the prevailing zeitgeist.

He is also cofounder of the Instituto Nacional de Cinema da Guiné-Bissau, creator of the Cinema Ambulante in Guiné-Bissau, areporter and activist.

Sana Na N’Hada at the Latitude Festival:

Call for Action & Reflection on Decolonising Archives

Contributions by Sana Na N’Hada