Quilombo Country (2006)
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A "quilombo" is a community of rural Brazil that was founded either by runaway slaves or established on an abandoned plantation, and in this documentary filmmaker Leonard Abrams offers an extensive look into the ceremonies, dances, and lifestyles of the typical quilombo, as well as the fascinating history of these tightknit communities. Brazil was a brutal place for slaves, and most did not submit to their masters willingly. Though thousands of slaves escaped, others opted to organize political
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The forceful baritone of Public Enemy's frontman Chuck D, who narrates, makes the film's history-telling go down smoothly.
Hopping from one settlement to another, the film too often feels more like a lesson than an experience.
The film ends with a slow-motion shot of quilombo dwellers dancing, the tension between old and new worlds unresolved.
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