Matamba Joaquim

Actor and founding member of GRIOT Theater. Permanent member of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema. Screenwriter/ Writer/ Spoken

Height: 1,93
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Pre-selected at XI – Edition of the Ibero-American Cinema Platinum Awards 2023 – Pátria – Category: Best Supporting Actor
Nominated for the CineEuphoria 2023 awards – Pátria – In the category of Best Supporting Actor
2022 Nomination – Cineuphoria – Os Vivos, o Morto e o Peixe Frito – Best Actor in a Short Film
2021 Nomination – Fantastic Tv – Best Supporting Actor in a Film
2018 Winner – GDA Foundation Film Actor Awards – New Talent in the Movie Comboio de Sal e Açúcar
2018 Nomination – CinEuphoria – Best Actor in the Movie Comboio de Sal e Açúcar
2017 Winner – CinEuphoria – Best cast in the movie Capitão Falcão

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Professional Career

2023 “Os Papéis do Inglês” by Sérgio Graciano, character Kassanga
2022 “Banzo” by Margarida Cardoso, character Maianço
2021 ““O Regresso a Ítaca” by Ricardo Cabaça, character Aquiles
2021 “Fado Menor” by Salvador Alejandro Gutierrez, character João
2021 “Evadidos” directed by Bruno Gascon, character Ismael
2021 “Um Filme em Forma de Assim” directed by João Botelho, character Homem Negro
2019 “Vermelho Monet” Directed by Hélder Gomes, character Laurent
2019 “Noite em Claro” directed by Felipe Bragança
2019 “Um Animal Amarelo” directed by Felipe Bragança, character Cesarino Boavida
2017 “A Ilha dos Cães” directed by Jorge Antonio, character Preso Tomé
2016 “Comboio de Sal e Açúcar” directed by Licínio Azevedo, character Taiar
2016 “A Pedra” directed by Ana Lúcia Carvalho, Nurse character
2016 “Stefan Zweig: Adeus Europa”, Directed by Maria Schrader
2015 “Capitão Falcão” directed by João Leitão, character Capitão Preto
2022 “Diálogos Depois do Fim” Ana Pinhão Moura production, character Father
2022 “Codex 632” RTP & Globo Play, production SPI, character Frões
2021 “Vanda” Opto, production SPI
2021 “Os Vivos, o Morto e o Peixe Frito” RTP production Ukbar, character Quim
2021 “Os Vivos”, o Morto e o Peixe Frito” RTP production Ukbar, character Quim
2019 “Bad & Breakfast” RTP production Comicalate, character Professor
2019 “Valor da Vida” TVI Plural production, character Danilo
2016/17 “Amor Maior” SIC production SP Televisão, character Timóteo Neto
2010 “Voo Directo” RTP SP Television production

2022 “Uma Dança das Florestas”, Directed by Zia Soares, Teatro São Luiz
2021 “Trópicos Mecânicos”, Directed by Felipe Bragança, Teatro Lisnave and Malaposta
2020 “Romeu e Julieta”, Staging John Romão, Collective 84
2019 “Que Ainda Alguém nos Invente” Stage Paula Diogo, Teatro Griot
2017 “Os Negros” staged by Rogério de Carvalho, Teatro São Luiz
2016 “Moçambique” directed by Jorge Andrade, Mala Voadora
2016 “O Lugar por Onde a Vaca Passou” Stage João Fiadeiro, Teatro Griot
2016 “Ruínas” Stage António Pires, Teatro do Bairro
2014 “As Confissões Verdadeiras de Um Terrorista Albino” Stage Rogério de Carvalho, Teatro do Bairro
2014 “A Geração da Utopia” Directing Guilherme Mendonça, Teatro Griot
2013 “A Raça Forte” staged by Nuno M. Cardoso, Teatro Griot
2012 “Faz Escuro nos Olhos” staged by Rogério de Carvalho, Teatro Griot
2010 “O Corcunda e a Cigana” staged by Zia Soares
2008 “O Desportivo da Sucata” staged by Teresa Sobral
2006 “The Misanthrope” Directing Norberto Natan´yadi


The emphasis is on the universality of people, events, love and revolt. Yes, there is no lack of love in the revolt, nor in any of the feelings alluded to. It also adds to it the universality of races, beliefs, places and times: “… fado cries softly through the alleys…” “…and Bairro Operário…”

Editor: Obnosis;
Language: Portuguese;
Dimensions: 138 x 217 x 4 mm;
Thematic Classification: Poetry;

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What is proposed to us in these poetic writings or poetic prose, elaborated with two hands,are trips through the daily life of a city, interspersed with memories and Atlantic crossingscom stop on the islands, through the eyes and soul of two “yellow crows drunk with life”.

Editor: Obnosis;
Language: Portuguese;
Dimensions: 140 x 218 x 4 mm;
Thematic Classification: Poetry;

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