Samora Machel and Robert Van Lierop

Samora Machel and Robert Van Lierop

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United Nations
September 1977
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique
Coverage outside Africa: United States
United Nations
Language: English
In September 1977 Robert Van Lierop (right) presented a check to President Samora Machel of Mozambique for use in building a health clinic in rural Niassa province. The funds were raise from showings across the U.S. of Van Lierop's 1976 film O Povo Organizado (The People Organized) about newly independent Mozambique. The film was a follow up to Van Lierop's 1974 film A Luta Continua (The Struggle Continues) filmed in the liberated areas of Mozambique, then still a colony of Portugal. Mozambique became independent on June 25, 1975. In the back are Valeriano Ferrão (who later became Mozambique's Ambassador to the U.S.), James Garrett and an unidentified man.
Photo courtesy of Robert Van Lierop.