Director: Jean Leduc

Jean Leduc (1922-1996), a French filmmaker, first directed spy novels in the colonized East: Transit à Saïgon (1963) and Via Macao (1966) with Roger Hanin and Françoise Prévost, filmed in Portugal and Macao and co-produced by Felipe de Solms. Later he worked in Angola, shooting several documentaries and a fiction, Captain Singrid, (1968), the African adventures of a blonde Mata Hari. He is associated with the project of the French Jean-Noël Pascal-Angot, funded by the Salazar government, to produce propaganda films on the positive features of colonization. Some films, addressed to foreign audiences, are aimed at supporting Portuguese diplomacy, which is generally criticized, including at the UN, during the era of decolonization.

Le Portugal d’Outre-mer dans le monde d’aujourd’hui

This film, which was to be directed by Pascal-Angot, is characteristic of the communication war in these times of violent military conflicts. It presents a panorama of the benefits of the singular Portuguese presence, which harmoniously rubs shoulders with peoples …