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.