Udju azul di yonta = The blue eyes of Yonta /

In Udju Azul di Yonta, the most compelling character is Vicente, a disenchanted hero of the independence struggle who has only grudgingly adapted himself to post-revolutionary society. He is a figure with whom many disappointed Western '60s activists will identify. As "Comrade Boss" o...

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Online Access:Streaming video from Academic Video Online
Other Authors: Gomes, Flora, 1949- (Director)
Format: Video
Language:Creole
English
Published: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1991.
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Summary:In Udju Azul di Yonta, the most compelling character is Vicente, a disenchanted hero of the independence struggle who has only grudgingly adapted himself to post-revolutionary society. He is a figure with whom many disappointed Western '60s activists will identify. As "Comrade Boss" of a fish warehouse, he continues to work for the development of his country against staggering odds. A power outage (a recurrent motif in the film) has spoiled an entire catch of fish and the fishermen and fishmongers are furious. Corruption and kickbacks have become rampant in the city; unbridled free market capitalism is triumphant. Vicente confesses to an old comrade, "We thought the revolution was for everyone, but it is only here for a few of us." Despairing at his own compromised ideals, he exclaims, "Vicente no longer exists; I am a vulture," devouring the carcass of his revolutionary hopes.
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed December 01, 2017).
Physical Description:1 online resource (94 minutes)
Playing Time:01:33:05
Awards:Won 1992 Thessaloniki Film Festival, Silver Alexander Award
Won 1994 Würzburg International Filmweekend, Audience Award
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