GUERRILLA GRANNIES

A DOCUMENTARY BY IKE BERTELS - 2012

SYNOPSIS

As a politically engaged film school student, Ike Bertels saw a BBC documentary about Mozambique’s liberation movement FRELIMO. She was touched by the image of three guerrilla girls her age cleaning their rifles and risking their lives in a 10-year liberation struggle against the Portuguese colonists. She tracked them down and filmed them, first in 1984 and again in 1994, gaining their trust and becoming an ‘outsider insider’ in Monica, Amelia and Maria’s world.

CREDITS

Director  Ike Bertels

Producer  Rolf Orthel & Ike Bertels

Co-Producer  Ellen De Waele

A co-production with  IBF, DNU Films & Serendipity Films

DOP  João Ribeiro, Bert Haitsma

Sound  Armanda Carvalho

FESTIVALS

2012: IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NL)