Geba Filmes

Luta ca caba inda




Luta ca caba inda is both an ongoing project and a loose knit collective. It takes its name from a never accomplished film conceived as a post-independence documentary in Guinea-Bissau and translates as the struggle is not over yet. The film was abandoned in 1980 during the Coup D’Etat that interrupted the revolutionary project of nation building imagined by Amílcar Cabral. The collaborative project began in 2011 when Sana N’Hada and Filipa César among others worked closely to research and reactivate the imaginary of the Guinean liberation movement. Departing from the digitalisation of the film remains of these national militant cinema productions, it developed into a collective, experimental archival project. Luta ca caba inda became a magnetic field, gathering transnational cinephiles and other militants together through various events, screenings, mobile cinemas, publications and seminars. It is a testimony to the present and to a decade of collective and internationally connected cinema praxis in the country that started in 1963, when four young militants, Sana na N’Hada, Flora Gomes, Josefina Crato and José Bolama were sent to Cuba to learn cinema and returned to produce national militant cinema in Guinea-Bissau. Luta ca caba inda is also an environment with forces that connect people and causes from then and an unknown when, and nurtures ecologies of relation that started many centuries ago and have no finitude on the horizon.