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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 [[Performer~P504857~Leonard Abrams~leonardabrams]] 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...more