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.