Pedro Pimenta began his film career at the National Film Institute of Mozambique in 1977. Since then, he has produced numerous short films, documentaries and feature films in several African countries. In 1997, he produced the film Fools, the first feature film shot by a black South African, Ramadan Suleman, and the same year Africa Dreaming, a chronicle of Africa in six acts. Between 1997 and 2003, Pedro Pimenta served as technical advisor to the UNESCO Film and Video Training Project for Southern Africa. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Pedro Pimenta is also the founder and director of Dockanema, a documentary festival in Maputo, Mozambique.