Djon África



95 minutes
Every tree has its roots. A kindhearted and carefree young Rastafarian named Miguel, a.k.a. Djon África – is a Portuguese-born musician of Cape Verdean descent who identifies as African even though he’s never been to the continent. He is prompted to go on a search for his father. All he knows is what his grandmother tells him: that his father was deported long ago to Cape Verde; and so, this is where Miguel goes, on a quest to find his roots.


Joao Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis


Pedro Pinho


Miguel Moreira



Awards & Festivals:

FIPRESCI Award and Special Jury Mention, Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay; Best Original Song, Sophia Awards; Best Script, Cineuphoria; Durban International; New Directors/New Films; Rotterdam; San Francisco International; Africa in Motion