Giant Little Choppers: Mozambique’s helicopter kid | Arts and Culture

From: Africa Direct

A Mozambican boy who builds life-size fashions of helicopters and vehicles from wire and cardboard has excessive ambitions.

Luciano Armindo is a vibrant 12-year-old with a fascination for engineering and a exceptional pastime: he collects cardboard and wire scraps and meticulously designs and builds life-size fashions of helicopters and vehicles exterior his residence in southern Mozambique.

In Big Little Choppers, filmmaker JJ Nota follows the budding engineer and his brother as they create their exceptional replicas.

Luciano hopes to sooner or later flip his scrap fashions into precise automobiles, or perhaps a area rocket, and his engineering goals are pinned on a potential scholarship.

JJ Nota is a Mozambican filmmaker and co-founder of Afrocinemakers, a movie incubator venture. His 2020 movie, Ontogenesis, gained the nationwide brief movie competitors and was screened internationally at festivals. Since then he has made different award-winning brief movies.