Following the 1885 Berlin Conference

resolution on the partition of Africa,

the Portuguese army uses a talented ensign

to register the effective occupation

of the territory conquered in 1907

to the Cuamato people, in the south of Angola.

A Story from Africa

enlivens this rarely seen photographic archive

through the tragic tale of Calipalula,

the Cuamato nobleman essential to the unfolding of events

in this Portuguese pacification campaign.