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Quilombo de Palmares was a real-life democratic society, created in Brazil in the 17th century. This incredibly elaborate (and surprisingly little-known) film traces the origins of Quilombo, which began as a community of freed slaves. The colony becomes a safe harbor for other outcasts of the world, including Indians and Jews. Ganga Zumba ([[Performer~P71393~Toni Tornado~tonytornado]]) becomes president of Quilombo, the first freely elected leader in the Western Hemisphere. Naturally, the ruling...more