Spirit of Cape Verde
The First President of Cape Verde After Independence Visits New England

Spirit of Cape Verde - The First President of Cape Verde After Independence Visits New England
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Spirit of Cape Verde is my first documentary about the Cape Verdean community in New England. It is the only chronicle of the first state visit of the first President of Cape Verde to the US-an important historic milestone in Cape Verde and Cape Verdean American history that marked the end ...Read more

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