Kanganba, a film produced by Rogelio París, will premiere this coming October 2nd on 271 movie houses in Cuba. The film is a joint production of the Cuban Institute of Art and the Cinematographic Industry (ICAIC, by its acronym in Spanish) and the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.
The film chronicles the internationalist efforts of Cuba in Angola during the 1980’s when volunteers from the island battled the armed forces of apartheid South Africa during their failed intervention in the Angola civil war.
The film concentrates on the battle for Kanganba.
After the decisive victory by Cuban and Angolan forces at the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, the South Africans withdrew from Angola. A few years later, apartheid would crumble and Nelson Mandela would be elected president of a truly free South Africa.