I am the Key Children Media brings you O Grande Bazar
Entrance fee for children is N$5 and for adults N$15. The screening is made possible with the support of M-Net.
O Grande Bazar is a delightful drama set in Maputo about two boys who become friends and together reinvent a new life full of fun. In order to support his family, 12-year old Paito sells fritters outside his house in the suburbs of the big city. One day a band of young robbers take his money, therefore he decides he is not going to go home until he recovers what he lost. With this aim in mind he heads out for the city. He looks for work and begins to live in a major market square that becomes a dormitory for homeless vendors at night.
There he meets Xano a boy his age whose insolent behaviour and fearlessness attracts him. They become friends and reinvent the world. In the days to come, Paito starts to make money by using great creativity and displaying a natural head for business. But those who robbed him in the first place are also in the market and looking for trouble. From there it becomes an intricate tale of mischief, inventiveness and outsmarting each other.
O Grande Bazar was directed by Licinio Azevedo from Mozambique in 2005. This children’s movie is in Portuguese with English subtitles. It has won awards such as the XVI Balafon Film Festival for Best Feature Film and the FIPA Silver FIPA Award, both in 2006.