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Quilombo Country

  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2008
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 13 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, History, Race & Ethnicity, Social History, Social Issues
  • Director:Leonard Abrams
  • Cast:Chuck D. Full cast + crew


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...more