Premiering at the Rodderdam International Film Festival last year, “Death Metal Angola” has rocked over 70 film festivals to date, including CPH:DOC, DOC NYC and BAFICI and Sydney. The film follows Sonia Ferreira and Wilker Flores, a loving couple who co-own the Okutiuka orphanage of fifty-five children in the war-ridden city of Huambo, Angola. Also the home of a flourishing death metal scene, Ferreira and Flores aim to kickstart the first-ever national death metal concert and bring together the musicians of city “to clear out the debris from all these years of war,” as Flores says.
In this exclusive clip, we see the gathering of inspired citizens and musicians of Huambo in serious discussion with Flores about why this national rock concert is so important. Qualifying as one of 134 documentaries entered for next year’s Academy Awards, Indiewire’s Matt Mueller called it an “absorbing, beautifully shot documentary.”
Directed by Jeremy Xido (“Crime Europe”) and executive produced by Vlad Yudin and Edwin Mejia, “Death Metal Angola” will be theatrically released in Los Angeles on November 7, and in New York on November 21, at which point it will also be released digitally on iTunes. Take a look at the exclusive clip below.