Photograph: Manuel Roberto
António Bento always knew he had left a pregnant woman in Angola when he was there during the Portuguese colonial war, in 1973-1975. But when the Angolan Civil war started, after independence (1975), it became almost impossible to try to find mother and son.
He thought: How do you find a son when you don’t even know his name. He almost gave up. Forty years afterwards, he returned to Angola to finally meet the son he had spent a lifetime longing to find. This is a story of a Portuguese quartermaster who was happy during the war. And of an Angolan son who has lived his entire life incomplete. Up until now.