Licínio Azevedo

Biography
Licínio Azevedo is a Mozambican filmmaker and writer. Brazilian born, he started as a journalist in Latin America, arriving in Mozambique in search of good postcolonial stories, later compiled in a book. He worked closely with Ruy Guerra, Godard and Jean Rouch at the National Institute of Mozambique in the years that followed the Mozambican Independence. He has directed over twenty films, distributed worldwide, since 1980, and is the co-founder of one of Mozambique’s most renowned lm production companies - Ébano Multimédia. Licínio’s films are hand in hand with the reality of Mozambique and its troubled political evolution. Between action and documentary, Licinio mixes both genres, always inspired by storytelling events and compelling characters.