Kambangula and ondjumbo
The film presents a selection of the interviews with experienced practitioners, through which the research project aims to document present performance, but also to rescue the memory of the game. These specialists clarify that engolo was practised in a range of contexts, from everyday practice in the corral to celebrations such as efiko or the return of the cattle from the winter pastures (sambos). The long civil war, including South African military occupation of large parts of Southern Angola as well as ongoing modernisation have contributed to the gradual decline of engolo and other folk practices. The project supports a network of practitioners who aim to rescue engolo from oblivion. Since 2010 some younger people have begun to learn it as can be seen from the final engolo scene in the film.