He started his film career with the National Film Institute of Mozambique in 1977. Since then, he has produced numerous short fiction, documentaries and feature films in Mozambique as well as in other African countries such as Angola, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and South Africa. Amongst them are Marracuene: Two Banks of a River, The Tree of our Forefathers, Fools, Africa Dreaming, A Tempestade da Terra, Zulu Love Letter, Teza, Memories of Dreams, Island of Spirits and Virgin Margarida. Between 1997 and 2003, Pedro was the Chief Technical Adviser of the UNESCO Zimbabwe Film & Video Training Project for Southern Africa in Harare. As part of his responsibilities, he conceived and managed various training programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. Pimenta is also the founder and director of Dockanema, a documentary film festival in Mozambique.