22´ | DOCUMENTARY | 2:39 | 4K | 5.1 | 2023 | IN DISTRIBUITION




Fernanda Polacow


Kiluanji Kia Henda


Bruno Moraes Cabral


Kamy Lara

Sound Director:

Bruno Moraes Cabral

Original Soundtrack:

Kiluanji Kia Henda
Tiago Oliveira


Micael Espinha
Bruno Moraes Cabral

Production Company:

Wonder Maria Filmes


Kiluanji Kia Henda
Orlando Sérgio
Nark Luenzi
Gegé M’bakudi
Adelino Fernandes (Didi)
Mussunda N’Zombo
Pamina Sebastião
Irene A’mosi
Adolfina Lua
Helder Mendes

Director’s profile:

Fernanda is a screenwriter, director and script consultant, living between Brazil and Portugal. Her first feature as a writer, Mosquito, was the opening film at the Rotterdam FF (2020) and won the Critics Prize at the São Paulo International FF (2020) besides touring dozens of festivals. Her second feature, The Last Summer, is currently in production after being selected for the Script Station at Berlinale 2023 and RACCONTI. She has been developing, writing, and directing for TV, streaming and cinema, and some of her works have received awards and nominations at the Brazilian Cinema Academy, New York TV&Film Festival, Hollywood Woman’s FF, among others. As a script consultant she has worked for Cabíria Festival, Projeto Paradiso, GUIÕES, PLOT and as mentor of IndieLab, the IndieLisboa FF’s project development workshop. She is a co-founder of MUTIM, a woman in film association in Portugal.


Special Mention – Le FIFA 2024

Best Pitch Award – Sunny Side of the doc 2021


Le Femme – 2024

Le Fifa – 2024

Porto/Post/Doc 2023

DocLisboa 2023 – Oficial Selection


Toppling statues and symbols, constructing new memories, framing the destroyed landscape, writing letters to the future, reversing power dynamics: BIG BANG HENDA is a documentary-poetry-manifesto about the work of Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda. He takes us on a journey through his creations and reflections, which are at the forefront of anti-colonial thinking, urging us to consider how generations that grew up during or in the aftermath of the war reinterpret this event.