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Movies with a Mission are free films about Africa and the African Diaspora that seek to inform and inspire dialogue during our Sunday Matinee at 3:00pm at the Ponce de Leon Library, 980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta. RSVP Required at www.sankofaspirit.com.
Sunday, May 5, “Quilombo Country
Narrated by Chuck D, Quilombo Country provides a portrait of rural communities in Brazil that was either founded by runaway slaves or began from abandoned plantations. This type of community is known as a quilombo, from an Angolan word that means “encampment.” As many as 2,000 quilombos exist today.
Contrary to popular myth, Brazil was a brutal and deadly place for slaves. But they didn’t submit willingly. Thousands escaped, while others led political and militant movements that forces white farmers to leave. Many of the resulting communities founded by free blacks, known as quilombolas, survive today. “Quilombo Country” provides a glimpse into these communities, with extensive footage of ceremonies, dances and lifestyles, interwoven with discussions about their history and the issues most important to them currently.
The film takes place in three distinct settings: The Trombetas region of the Amazon, Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazon River, and the Itapicuru-Mirim area in the state of Maranhao.
Afro-Brazilian Excursions Info Session Immediately Following Screening find out more at www.myculturalcompass.com
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Through its program and services, SankofaSpirit encourages people of African descent to reclaim their glorious past, rekindle their inner spirit and reconnect with their great legacy.