Licínio Azevedo is a filmmaker, producer and writer from Rio Grande do Sul living in Mozambique since 1978. Licinio worked at the National Cinema Institute (INC), accompanying directors Ruy Guerra and Jean-Luc Godard. In addition, he directed a seminal television program called Canal Zero at Mozambique's Social Communication Institute. He founded a film production company called Ébano Multimédia. His several documentaries have won awards all over the world. In 1999, Azevedo received an award from FUNDAC (Fund for the Development of Art and Communication) for his body of work. Of this period is his book Relatos do Povo Armado, episodes from the war for Mozambican independence, used as the basis for the script of the first fiction feature film produced in the country, O Tempo dos Leopardos. His novel, Comboio de Sal e Açúcar, set in the civil war, was chosen as book of the month by the Essence Book Club of New York, and was recently adapted by himself for the cinema. His films, documentaries and fiction have received dozens of awards at major international festivals. He published in 2020 the book Train of Salt and Sugar, by Ethale.