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Saturday, August 8, 2020
 
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Black Orfeus

The Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice takes place in the slums of Rio.

Quilombo

African Maroons (escaped slaves) for a free community in Bahia Brazil and repel Portuguese slavers.

Harder They Come 

JIMMY CLIFF plays the young musician and outlaw who fights back against a corrupt system.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Orfeu Negro Black Orpheus 1959

"French film based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes (in turn based on the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice). The story takes place in Rio slum, a place much more relaxed and innocent in the '50s than today, and features beautiful scenes of ancient times culture of samba and Carnival in Rio The film took the Palme d'Or at Cannes."

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Quilombo 1984

Quilombo movie Carlos Diegues, is a Brazilian and French co-production, 1984. The screenplay was based on the books Ganga Zumba, John Felicio dos Santos and Palmares, Decius de Freitas.

The movie has English subtitles

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Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come

The film that took reggae music to the world, The Harder They Come is the essential rebel-reggae story of a young Kingston musician whose attempt to lift himself from poverty leads to drug dealing and murder.
Reggae legend JIMMY CLIFF plays the young musician and outlaw who fights back against a corrupt system, a man who finally gets fame, and a hit record, as he spends his days on the run from police and gangsters. 

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