CLASSIC BRAZILIAN FILM QUILOMO WILL PLAY DURING ADIFF DC FESTIVAL AT THE GWU MARVIN CENTER

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Quilomo is a historically-based film that tells the story of Black Brazilians who revolted, in 1641, and escaped to mountain fortresses where they started self-governing communities."
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This historical saga that is a stirring fusion of folklore, political impact and dynamic story-telling, realized in vibrant tropical colors and set to the pulsing beat of Gilberto Gil's musical score.

After the slave revolt of 1641, groups of enslaved Black Brazilians escaped to mountainous jungle strongholds where they formed self-governing communities.

This film is the chronicle of the most famous of these Black communities which flourished for several decades under the reign of the legendary chieftain Ganga Zumba.

Quilomo is directed by Carlos Diegues and was first released in 1986. It runs for 114 minutes. It is in Portuguese w/English subtitles.

The film will be played at Washington DC's GWU Marvin Center on Saturday, August 10, 2019. it starts at 11:30 AM.

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