The Kingdom of Mozartbique
Feature Film, in postproduction
THE PROFESSOR MBEMBE
I have been criticized for advancing a nativistic past. They hear the words 'history is sorcery' and imagine an idealization of a barbaric and pagan past. But history is eternal; it is this moment and then the next.
To console you I'm going to tell you our true story. Hardly out of infancy, we were apparently both brought up by the sultan-our parents being too poor to feed us-and shut up in an old-fashioned palace full of velvets and silks, furs, marbles, and doors sealed with padlock and chain.