The film first caught our attention when it screened at DOC NYC – New York’s premier documentary festival – in 2013.
The feature documentary follows Wilker and Sonia’s attempts to stage Angola’s first-ever national rock concert, bringing together members from different strands of the Angolan hardcore scene from different provinces, as it all unfolds in fits and starts, against the bombed out and mined backdrop of the formerly stately Huambo.
This will be the second film The Vladar Company has picked up – the first being Generation Iron (another film profiled on this blog) directed by Vlad Yudin, which was one of the top 5 highest grossing documentaries in the US, for 2013. The acquisition of "Death Metal Angola" further solidifies them as an up and coming studio for documentaries. The Vladar Company is also expanding in digital distribution, working with iTunes and Netflix, and more.
The lauded documentary traveled the international film festival circuit, winning over audiences and critics along the way, and more of you will soon be able to see it when The Vladar Company releases it, starting this fall, November 7, 2014..