Death Metal Angola
Jun 22, 2013
(Jeremy Xido, 2012, United States/Angola, Blu-ray, 83 min)
The idea of death metal sweeping a nation torn by political violence might seem absurd—or absurdly fitting—to an outsider, but that’s exactly what happens in Jeremy Xido’s lauded, hyper-real new documentary. Sonia and Wilker run an orphanage in Angola’s capital for a handful of the nation’s thousands of orphans, born into a civil tempest that calmed barely ten years ago. Into the silence that follows war, Wilker and other death metal musicians bring the release of noise, and of a nationwide musical community that comes together in a benefit concert to benefit Sonia’s orphanage.
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