Djon ÁfricaDjon África
Portugal / Fiction / HD / 96'

Miguel Moreira, also known as Tibars, also known as Djon África, learns that genetics can be cruel when his physiognomy - as well as some of his strong personality traits - denounce him, straightaway, as his father’s son; someone he has never known.

This intriguing discovery leads him to try to find out who this man is. All he knows about him is what his grandmother, with whom he has always lived, has told him. A raving curiosity makes him decide to go look for him. Following the journey of John Tibars to meet his father we will also encounter the territory of the dream that haunts memories, desires or mythologies of a good part of those who maintain their cultural roots and the genesis of their identity in the African continent. Tibars lives two identities in conflict and at the same time in harmony. What’s living in a ghetto in Portugal and being an African without being it? This ambivalence finds a projection of a lifetime in this adventure. Africa appears here with a whole load of imagination, in the projection not only of the place, but also of its essence, of its belonging.

Featuring: Miguel Moreira

Directed by: Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra

Written by: Pedro Pinho, João Miller Guerra

Cinematography: Vasco Viana

Sound: Ruben Santiago

Editing: Eduardo Serrano, Ricardo Pretti, Luísa Homem

Color Correction: Jennifer Mendes

Sound Editing: Elsa Ferreira

Sound Mixer: Branko Neskov

Producers: Pedro Pinho

Co-Producer: Rachel Ellis, Samira Pereira, Filipa Reis

Produced by: Terratreme Filmes

Co-Produced by: Desvia, OII, Uma Pedra no Sapato

International Sales: Still Moving

Distribution (Portugal): Terratreme Filmes

Funded by: ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, ANCINE, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

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Design: Ana Braga

Festivals and Awards

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Hivos Tiger Competition (NL 01.2018)

New Directors/New Films

(US 03.2018)

BAFICI – Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

Entities and Characters (AR 04.2018)

Olhar de Cinema – Festival Internacional de Curitiba

Filme de Abertura (BR 06.2018)

Filmfest München

International Independents (DE 06.2018 )

Durban International Film Festival

Documentary Competition (ZA 07.2018)

Melbourne International Film Festival

International Competition (AU 08.2018)

Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay

Competencia de largometrajes internacionales (UY 03.2018)

Premio FIPRESCI, Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique

Mención Especial del Jurado de la Competencia de largometrajes internacionales

San Francisco International Film Festival

New Directors Narrative Feature Competition (US 04.2018)

Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam

(NL 04.2018)

Frames of Representation, New Visions for Documentary Film no Institute of Comtemporary Arts

Islanders (UK 04.2018)

Oslo Pix

Discovery Pix Perler (NO 06.2018)

International Film Festival Kino Otok - Isola Cinema

Art Kino Odeon (SI 06.2018)

Transatlantyk Festival

New Cinema (PL 07.2018)

Maine International Film Festival

Feature Competition (USA 08.2018)

Roffa Mon Amour Film Festival

New Directors (NL 07/2018)

Cinemateca Paixão

(CN 2018)

New Zealand International Film Festival

World (NZ 08.2018)

Jerusalem Film Festival Panorama

(IL 07.2018)

Anonimul International Independent Film Festival

Feature Competition (RO 08.2018)

Kugoma – Fórum de Cinema de Curta Metragem

Filme de Abertura (MZ 08.2018)

AFI Latin American Film Festival

(US 09.2018)

Afrika Film Festival Cologne

New Films (DE 09.2018)

Calgary International Film Festival

(CA 09.2018)


New World Views (DK 09.2018)

Vancouver International Film Festival

Panorama: Contemporary World Cinema (CA 09.2018)

Seminci, Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid

(ES 10.2018)

Africa in Motion Film Festival

(GB 10.2018)

Augen Blicke Afrika

(DE 04.2018)


(ES 2018)

Filmar en América Latina

(CH 11.2018)

Kino Xenix Filmclub

(CH 2018)

this human world, International Human Rights Film Festival

(AT 11.2018)

Plateau – Festival Internacional de Cinema

Filme de Abertura (CV 11.2018)

CINE ATLÂNTICO, Mostra de Cinema Português do Século XXI

(PT 11.2018)

Göteborg Film Festival

Five Continents (SE 01.2019)

Cineclube & Filmoteca de Montemor-o-Novo

(PT 2019)

Portland International Film Festival

(US 03.2019)

AFFNZ – African Film Festival New Zealand

(NZ 05.2019)

Festival de Cine Africano, FCAT

(ES 04.2019)

Cinemateket Bergen

New Portuguese Films (NO 05.2019)

Prémios Sophia 2019, Academia Portuguesa de Cinema

(PT 2019)

Best Original Music

Mostra de Cinema Documental, MAIO DOC

(CV 2019)

Gimli Film Festival

(CA 07.2019)

Cinematik International Film Festival

(SK 09.2019)

Mostra de Cinema Português

(PT 09.2019)

Amigos de Cabo Verde

(SE 2019)

Fórum Cultural José Manuel Figueiredo

(PT 11.2019)

CCCV - Centro Cultural Cabo Verde

De DENTRO e FORA (CV 02.2022)

Portuguese Film Festival in Greece

Portugal Now! (GR 06.2022)

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