Dona Tututa

Epifânia Évora loves music and the piano, the most anyone can. Throughout her life, she turned joy and pain into melodies and sang them, breaking all conventions. To this nonagenarian Cape Verdean woman, daughter of the coladera’s creator and mother of 14 children, life only makes sense with applause. Did she hear all the applause she deserves? From the glorious and warm nights at the Café Royal in Mindelo, to her intimate family life in the inhospitable island of Sal, we will travel with this passionate woman and celebrate with her the unique culture of a country of musicians, that tenderly call her “Dona Tututa”.

Festivals & Awards

2015 Festival de Cinema de Odemira, Portugal (New Talents Award)
2014 Movica VI – Mostra de Vídeo e Cinema Africano, Porto, Portugal
2014 Festival de Cinema Curta Amazônia, Brazil
2014 Esperanzah! 2014, Belgium
2014 FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo, Portugal
2014 HAFF – Helsinki Film Festival, Finland
2013 Cabo Verde International Film Festival, Cabo Verde (Best Film Award)
2013 Film Africa RAS, London, United Kingdom
2013 FESTin – Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 MWalimu Express, London, United Kingdom


12 Feb 2014 – Broadcast on RTP África
9 Feb 2014 – Broadcast on RTP 2
25 Oct 2013 – Theater relaese – Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal
6 Jan 2013 – Premiere – Cineclube ASA, Espargos, Ilha do Sal

Cesária Évora, Bana, Mayra Andrade,
Tito Paris e muitos outros

Original Title: Dona Tututa
Genre: Documentário
Country: Portugal
Length: 54′
Year: 2013
Directed by João Alves da Veiga
Produced by Pedro Canavilhas
Cinematography by Leandro Ferrão,
Miguel figueiredo, Pedro Canavilhas
Edited by Miguel Figueiredo


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