Maputo

 

This film is about the city.  Maputo is a young African capital city emerging at the frenetic rhythm of the global financial demand. Some say it’s not meant for everyone. “Each man for himself”.

An introduction to Mozambique’s capital that at times plays like a tourist’s travelogue augmented with a couple of after-the-fact interviews, Mario Martinazzi‘s Maputo: A Low-Budget Dream depicts a city where the difference between haves and have-nots is unusually extreme. It is colourful  and brings a realism of a very hotly debated topic.  The film introduces different topics and weaves stories of the real Maputo.