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Synopsis: A group of rare birds flew over northern Mozambique, two wingless rare birds were left behind and got lost from the group … lost and in despair, the two wingless rare birds were saved by Helpo, a non-governmental organization.

Along Helpo’s endless support, the two wingless rare birds received a school education.

– How do two rare birds without wings receive school education in Mozambique? Exactly. That’s exactly what I thought. However, with school education, the two wingless rare birds are able to fly now and are dreaming of flying higher

Koshukuru means Thank You in Makhuwa, which is the primary Bantu tribe language of northern Mozambique. It is spoken by the Makua people, and besides being the most widely spoken indigenous language, it’s still considered a non-official language which demands an urgency to learn a standard universal way to communicate.

This documentary is about raising awareness of the intrinsic drama that is the buzzword of “Early Childhood Education” or the lack of it in a country where more than 53% of the population are children, and where the rate of HIV / AIDS occupies the 6th position in the world virus prevalence charts. I’ve followed the work of a non-governmental organization for 13 days, and the real situations described are part of their daily job.


Family Friendly


Portuguese, Makhuwa, English

Run Time

79 minutes

Directed by

Victor Castro

Director's Statement

He claims to be a very easy tiger.

Director's Bio

Born in Lisbon and based in NY, Victor Castro grew up on the beaches of Southern Portugal and skateboarding through Lisbon’s south side. His uncanny ability to dismantle and reconstruct the world has bounced him around the globe as a musician, a highly coveted international sound engineer, music producer and film director.

Never afraid to try something new, Victor chased his dreams into the film and music industry.At the age of 21, he studied music production and sound engineering at ETIC and further at the SAE Institute, becoming a recognized sound designer and music director in these lines for the Portuguese market.

Living in the heart of New York City, he completed the film production and directing programs at the New York Film Academy.
Stepped behind the camera lens and made his directorial debut in 2011, working immediately on TV Commercials and branded content productions for national and international brands and clients.

He’s the creative mind behind well known international artists, such, seeing himself as a Director, Photographer, FOH Mixer, Music Producer, and Sound Studio Engineer.

Victor loves to play guitar in his punk rock band, and recording his own music albums.
He has been touring the world with bands since 1996.

His premise in life is to challenge himself constantly, so over the last couple of years, in between Band Tours and TV commercials, he has directed several Music Videos; Band Live Music DVD’s; he has also directed his first Rockumentary called “Lisbon Under The Spell”, feature Documentaries such as “Road To Extinction” and “Koshukuru; two short documentaries “Phil Mendrix” and “Héroes Terrenales”.
Right now his working on the pre-production of his first Crime TV Series.

Victor’s most passionate about being the husband of a New York writer and father of two daughters, Bianca and Valentina.

Country of Origin

Mozambique, Portugal

Production Year



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