Land of No Hope - Angola Civil War DVD
In the aftermath of a rare victory against Savimbi’s UNITA forces, young rookies show off their victims. "Hey! this guy’s still alive,” they say “lets riddle him with bullets.” But for most the bravado is wearing thin.
The government has resorted to cordoning off neighborhoods and press-ganging boys into service.
Angola’s provincial cities have become islands of government control. Besieged by UNITA they are the front lines of the civil war and the end of the line for thousands of refugees.
18,000 of them crowd into Huambo, unable to leave for fear of stepping on a mine or running into UNITA..
“We ran away from UNITA because they decapitate people,” explains just one of the refugees now totally dependent on the dwindling aid handouts.
People run as the bombs fall in Huambo, yet there seems no urgency to their strides. After so many attacks fatalism pervades.
UNITA has made the towns centers of crisis to keep the government busy while they get on with the real war of keeping their diamonds.
Government ads promise an end to war.
“Angola says Enough!”
Format: NTSC, Color
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 23 min 27 sec
Release date: 1 August 1999
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