Cape Verde (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Momento (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Music

African guitars, electronic beats and the voices of two completely different music cultures - an experiment.

Director: Steffen Boseckert | Stars: Janosch Blaul, Rebecca Blaul, Sebastian Singwald, Tibau Tavares

Votes: 28

Djon Africa (2018)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A chance meeting sets 25-year-old Portuguese Rastafarian Djon África on the track of his roots in Cape Verde. He hopes to finally find his father, an adventurer whom he doesn't know. But ... See full summary »

Directors: João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis | Stars: Bitori Nha Bibinha, Isabel Cardoso, Miguel Moreira, Patricia Soso

Votes: 204

The Last Adventure Of the Gandul: Diary of a Shipwreck (2017)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

A group of friend without nautical experience (but with a An experienced Captain) board on a catamaran named Gandul at the Canary Islands with the proposal to cross the Atlantic Ocean ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Cimadevilla

Votes: 21

My Voice (2002)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

It has always been a firm conviction of the family that any woman who sings, will die. Now, while a girl is in France she becomes an international star. She realises that sooner rather than... See full summary »

Director: Flora Gomes | Stars: Fatou N'Diaye, Jean-Christophe Dollé, Ângelo Torres, Bia Gomes

Votes: 182

The Whalers (2022)

105 min | Documentary | Pre-production

For centuries, whaling ships sailed the seas hunting for great cetaceans, crewed largely by free Black, Indigenous, and Afro-Indigenous men, despite the slave trade and blatant discrimination. This is their story.

Directors: PJ Marcellino, Jerri Thrasher

Tchindas (2015)

94 min | Documentary, Family

Tchinda is one of most beloved women in Cape Verde, especially after she came out as a transgender person in the local newspaper in 1998. Since then, her name has become the term used by ... See full summary »

Directors: Pablo García Pérez de Lara, Marc Serena | Stars: Tchinda Andrade, Edinha Pitanga, Elvis Tolentino

Votes: 22

The Leviathan

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

An African psychiatrist whose mysterious invention causes his best friend to commit suicide sees himself immersed in the case, and accosted by a relentless detective with baggage of his own.

Star: Welket Bungué

Napomuceno's Will (1997)

117 min | Drama

Nopumoceno, the most successful businessman in the Cabo Verde archipelogo, is an ambitious, clever opportunist, known during his lifetime as "eternity single". However, he is then ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Manso | Stars: Nelson Xavier, Maria Ceiça, Chico Díaz, Zezé Motta

Votes: 176

Dribbling Fate (1998)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Sport

Life has moved too fast for Mane. at the age of 50 he watches the slow sacrifice of his ideals. His wife, Lucy, has locked him in to a daily routine. His work in a small commercial shop and... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Vendrell | Stars: Carlos Germano, Betina Lopes, Paulo Miranda, Manuel Estevão

Votes: 50

A Ilha dos Escravos (2008)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Francisco Manso | Stars: Vanessa Giácomo, Filipe Porto, Diogo Infante, Ângelo Torres

Votes: 32

The Volcano's Last Wish (2020)

25 min | Short, Drama

On the precipice of his one-hundred and fifth birthday, the guardian and leader of a small, African village's history and culture is dead-set to pass on his sacred, storytelling role to his nine-year-old defiant grandson.

Director: Guenny Pires | Stars: Isabel Fontes, Nelo Gomes, Daniel Montrond, Davilene Montrond

The Island of Contenda (1996)

110 min | Drama

Cape Verde, 1964. At the feet of a mighty volcano, the traditional Cape Verdean society is undergoing a steady change. The old land-owning aristocracy is disintegrating. A class of "... See full summary »

Director: Leão Lopes | Stars: Marina Albuquerque, Fernanda Alves, Simão Pedro Alves, Isabel Araújo

Votes: 26

Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947 (2018)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

They were called fahavalo - enemies - because they rebelled in 1947 against French colonial authorities in Madagascar. Today, filmmaker Marie-Clémence Andriamonta Paes takes us where the ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes

Votes: 8

The Master's Plan (2021)


The peaceful Cape Verdean society gets shocked when public confessions about orgies, incest, attempted child rape, attempted murder and drug abuse are made by members of a Christian sect. ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Yuri Ceuninck

Cabralista (2011)

56 min

Cabralista-an ambitious documentary trilogy about political activist Amilcar Cabral. Shot in Cape Verde, Portugal, Libya, Kenya, Guinea and Luxembourg, this is the first episode in an ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Lopes | Stars: Mamadu Anabias, Cassandra Lobo, Valerio Lopes, Ebenezer M. Oyetakin

Votes: 15

Cape Verde My Love (2007)

77 min | Drama

Praia, Cape Verde. Laura, Flavia and Bela are childhood friends. Each leads her own life and they sometimes meet to dance, dine and have fun. But one day the calm rivers of their lives ... See full synopsis »

Director: Ana Lúcia Ramos Lisboa | Stars: Neusa Cardoso, Olivia García, Isabel Fontes, Carla da Silvia

Votes: 11

'Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?': A Cape Verdean American Story (2006)

83 min | Documentary

"Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?": A Cape Verdean American Story is the untold tragedy and scandal of what happened to a vibrant community of immigrants from the Cape Verde Islands in the ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Andrade-Watkins

Votes: 7

Os Flagelados do Vento Leste (1995)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Antonio Faria | Stars: Carlos Alhinho, Arciolinda Almeida, Eliana Lima-Nanni, Maria da Luz Rodrigues

Here Is So Far (2013)

74 min | Documentary, Family

Memories kept from a long trip are the inspiration for a letter to be sent to the future. Alone, away from home and about to complete 30 years-old, a Brazilian woman goes on a journey to ... See full summary »

Director: Eliza Capai

Votes: 10

Mindelo - Traz d' horizonte (2008)


A portrait of the city and port of Mindelo, in Cape Verde.

Director: Alexis Tsafas

Cabo Verde (1988)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: João Ponces de Carvalho

Terra Múzika: Land of Music

Documentary, History, Music | Announced

Eight world-famous Cape Verdean artists host a vérité-style music history docuseries journeying through the country's scene, its legendary and unique beats, as well as its heritage, politics, sense of place, and belonging

A menina dos olhos grandes (2010)

90 min | Drama

A traditional fairy tale of Cape Verde.

Directors: Fonseca Soares, Alexis Tsafas | Stars: Laura Branco, Elisabete Gonçalves, Gabriela Mendes, Fonseca Soares

Votes: 9

Kmêdeus (2020)

52 min | Documentary

Enigmatic whispers shroud a homeless eccentric in mystique-some called him a lunatic, others an artist and philosopher-and inspire this contemporary dance piece about his life on Cape Verde.

Director: Nuno Miranda | Star: António Tavares

Votes: 37

Amílcar Cabral (2000)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

Documentary about African freedom fighter Amílcar Cabral, whose story is told by his relatives and friends. Amílcar, besides being a humanist and nationalist, was also a brilliant poet.

Director: Ana Lúcia Ramos Lisboa | Stars: Ana Maria Cabral, Iva Cabral

Votes: 10

The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde (2016)

54 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure | Completed

Wildlife : Marine scientist makes brilliant discovery

Director: Tony Whelan

Do Outro Lado do Atlântico (2015)

90 min | Documentary

The Other Side of the Atlantic is a documentary that builts a bridge in the ocean that separates Brazil and Africa. The film tackles the cultural exchanges, the imaginary created through ... See full summary »

Directors: Márcio Câmara, Daniele Ellery

Votes: 7

Pindoko (2011)

69 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Director: João Pereira | Stars: João Pereira, Ângela Landim, Vânia Lopes, Zezito Cabral

Another Land: Homage to John Ford (2013)

17 min | Short, Drama | Completed

The back then and the not yet. A journey into the memory of John Ford, and for all those who did not succeed in seeing another land.

Director: Giulio Latini | Star: Viola Latini

Shouting: Tierra (2013)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

Would you cross the Atlantic on a sailboat? Shouting: Tierra is a poetic documentary investigating the philosophical motivations that push people to sail the seas and to challenge the ... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Gobbetti | Star: Sarah Bradnum

Metalheart (2020)


A body full of past marks heals past hurts and hides living losses. Here beats a heart invulnerable by noise, iron, and twist. Our boundaries are today more tight than ever. Who are the ... See full summary »

Director: Welket Bungué

Os Dois Irmãos (2018)

94 min | Drama

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Director: Francisco Manso | Stars: Flávio Hamilton, Manuel Estevão, João Paulo Brito, Alexandre Soares

Votes: 8

Buska Santu (2016)

26 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Samira Vera-Cruz | Stars: Vera Cruz, Fábio Furtado, Carlos Pina, Alexandre Soares

Fragmentos de Mindelo (2011)


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Directors: Luis Carlos de Alencar, Mamadou Diop, Antônio do Rosário, Celeste Fortes, Ângelo Lópes, Lara Plácido

Un carnaval dans le Sahel (1979)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Director: Sarah Maldoror

Fogo, îl de feu (1979)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Sarah Maldoror

KiteSurf Capo Verde (2009 Video)

10 min | Short, Action

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Director: Thelma Cesarano | Stars: Giampiero Alferoni, Thelma Cesarano, Claudio Magistrati, Mitu Monteiro

La Mc Malcriado Feat. Mayra Andrade: Mas Amor (2006 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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Stars: Mayra Andrade, Gilles Duarte, J.P., La McMalcriado

Carnaval (2016)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Each year on the island of São Nicolau in Cabo Verde, the citizens of Ribeira Brava divide into two samba teams to celebrate Carnaval, the year's most anticipated, joyful & uplifting ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie McSpadden

Proud to Be Cape Verdean: A Look at Cape Verdeans in the Golden State (2012)

55 min | Documentary, Family, News

A look at the Cape Verdean community in California and their unique Afro-Portuguese culture.

Director: Mike Costa | Stars: Carlitos Do Souto, Zulmira Green

Na Cinza Fica Calor (2017)

21 min | Documentary, Short

"Every morning when I go out of the door, he is the first one I see. He is the first to tell me good morning." "He is a father. Although he is destroying us, he does not kill us." The ... See full summary »

Director: Mónica Martins Nunes | Stars: Maria Pikinita Monteiro, José Zé Doce Lopes dos Santos, Fábio Junior Gonçalves Dias, Cecílio Montrond

Palco (2017– )

75 min | Talk-Show, Music

Palco is a prime-time talk-show with diverse content, giving art creators a platform to showcase music and culture at large. This is a space of cultural exchange, conversations about art, ... See full summary »

Stars: Josimar Gonçalves, PJ Marcellino, Brito Semedo, Eder Xavier

The Music Cape (2004)


Documentary about the international music festival Baia das Gatas, that takes place on the full moon every August, on the Sao Vicente island of Cape Verde. I

Director: Alexis Tsafas

Pov Inventod (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Music

In 1984 a group of young Cape Verdeans influenced by the spirit of the Woodstock festival decided to create the 'Baia das Gatas' festival on the island of San Vicente, Cape Verde. What they... See full summary »

Director: Juan Meseguer Navarro

An Aviation Field (2016)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

An aviation field in an unknown suburb. The lake underneath the city burns the streets.

Director: Joana Pimenta

Votes: 17

Hora di Bai (2017)

9 min | Documentary, Short

Three African humans talking his Interviewed.

Director: Samira Vera-Cruz | Stars: Adélia Correia e Silva, Gregória Teixeira, Leocádio Varela

Votes: 5

Race Against Time (2015 TV Movie)

28 min | Documentary

A documentary on the global impacts of climate change and on the science behind the phenomena.

Picture the Leviathan (2012)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

World-renowned artist James Prosek is on a quest to see, and to paint from life and life-size, the 40 most iconic fish species of the North Atlantic. No one has ever tried this before. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Hal Clifford, Jason Houston | Star: James Prosek

Zenaida (2015)

66 min | Drama

At 19, Zenaida has fully experienced the ugly face of the European dream. A victim of women's trafficking, born in Africa and trapped in a European city, she is coerced by her "owners" to ... See full summary »

Directors: Yannis Fotou, Alexis Tsafas | Stars: Maria Stefanidou, Yorgos Noussis

Votes: 14

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