African Urban Dreams

Noe Mendelle
50 minutes


African Urban Dreams takes us into the slums of Maputo and explores the African dream and challenges of owning a home, in a city where the collective ownership of land is threatened by land speculation.

After several decades of political and historical turmoil, it matters a lot to Mozambican families to invest enormous effort and savings in the building of a family home. The film explores how their personal initiative and the rapid expansion of Maputo both solves but also threatens people’s dreams of owning a permanent home.