DEATH METAL ANGOLA is an intricate portrait of the rise of hardcore death metal in Angola, as its people struggle to rise above the aftermath of decades of war. The documentary tracks protagonists, Wilker Flores and Sonia Ferreira's dream – to stage Angola’s first-ever national rock concert, bringing together members from different strands of the Angolan hardcore scene from different provinces – as it unfolds in fits and starts against the bombed out and mined backdrop of the formerly stately Huambo. Rubble and deconstructed spaces provide scenic reminders of why hardcore music has gained a foothold.
DEATH METAL ANGOLA has been critically acclaimed with reviews from the Huffington Post as “A cult classic in the making” from IndieWire as an “absorbing, beautifully shot...superb film” and The Hollywood Reporter as “Raucously crowd pleasing,” among other positive reviews.
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Founded in 2003 by co-artistic directors Jeremy Xido and Claudia Heu, CABULA6 is a widely acclaimed international Film and Performance Company based in New York City and Vienna, Austria. Voted Company of the Year 2009 in Ballettanz, Europe’s most prestigious Performing Arts Magazine, and received the Outstanding Artist of 2010 award from The Austrian Ministry of Culture. Their work overwhelmingly focuses on the border between reality and fiction and the uneasy dialogue between a person’s private sense of identity and its dynamic reception in a broader social context. Their work ranges from Stage Pieces to Site Specific work to Fiction and Documentary Films and works of social intervention. They have presented work in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia at some of the most renowned performance festivals in the world. In 2006, they produced the six part documentary series, CRIME: EUROPE commissioned by the European Union arts network APAP, and presented on Swedish Television in 2007 and in festivals around Europe, as well as in the German Parliament. In 2010, CABULA6 completed a 3 year film and performance project called LIFE ON EARTH based in a refugee settlement on the outskirts of Vienna called “Macondo” and are in production on an ARTE funded film about Chinese construction workers building a train through Africa http://cabula6.com
About COALITION FILMS
Coalition Films is an independent film production company committed to the craft of storytelling in all mediums. Coalition Films is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey. Their first project, THE WAR WITHIN (2005), was directed by Joseph Castelo, produced by Mark Cuban and released by Magnolia Pictures. The film stars Ayad Akhtar, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen and Sarita Choudhury. THE WAR WITHIN premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. Coalition Films has partnered with Mark Burnett and AOL to develop a series of “CliffsNotes”