LEWISTON — The Global Lens film series at Bates College will continue with “Sleepwalking Land,” by Mozambican director Teresa Prata, on Friday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Nov. 1.

A 2007 adaptation of the Portuguese novel of the same name by Mia Coutou, “Sleepwalking Land” tells the story of a young boy growing up during the Mozambican Civil War. An orphan combing the war-torn countryside of Mozambique in search of his mother, Muidinga’s only companion is an elderly storyteller.

“Sleepwalking Land,” which runs 97 minutes, is in Portuguese with English subtitles. It is Prata’s first feature film.
Born in Portugal but raised in Mozambique, Prata studied biology at the University of Coimbra, but also has a degree in screenwriting and directing from the German Film and Television School.

“Sleepwalking Land” will be shown at 8 p.m. in Room 105 at the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. Admission is $5.
To learn more about “Sleepwalking Land” and the Global Lens series, produced by the Global Film Initiative to promote cross-cultural understanding, visit www.globalfilm.org.


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