WFC Guinea-Bissau: A batalha de Tabatô

This is a visually arresting film. Some seemingly very strange choices have been made, but it works. I first thought that the actors (and their line readings) we uncomfortably stiff, but then I realised that that’s what the director was going for (a la Robert Bresson).


The Battle of Tabato. João Viana. 2013. Guinea-Bissau.

West African Ginger Drink

  • 3 ginger roots
  • 6 limes
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • 1 heaped tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 heaped tbsp raw sugar
  • rum

Chop ginger and lime into pieces (including skin and rind). Add the water and run through a blender. Strain and squeeze into a bowl. Return to the blender and add the peppercorns and sugar and blend until smooth. Strain and squeeze into a sauce pan and bring the liquid to a boil. Allow to cool, add the rum, and strain into an ice-filled lowball glass.

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