September 10th, 1974, Guinea-Bissau, a small country in Western Africa, achieves its independence. Hundreds of European volunteers move to the country, chasing their dreams of a better world. Those were years of enthusiasm and idealism, when the building of a socially just nation in Africa was a dream within reach.
Time passed and those dreams were hit by the reality of political instability and turmoil. Most of the volunteers returned home, but the bittersweet memories of their lost paradise remain as vivid as the day they left.
The Vanished Dream is a story about a time when changing Africa and the world seemed possible.
THE VANISHED DREAM
A FILM BY JUAN S. BETANCOR AND VICTOR GINER