Escravos E Santos (2014)

Of Slaves And Saints

Cultural Practice & Belief / 15m / Short / Documentary

Synopsis

In the confines of the outback of Bahia, every 12th of October, men and women gather to celebrate the Langa of Our Lady Aparecida. To the fervent sounds of prayers and traditional music, they dance and sing throughout the night, expressing their devotion to the Black saint. But this mystical scenario conceals sad stories. These are stories of pain and suffering. Stories of enslaved men and women, told by the Black people of the region, the way they heard from their grandparents and great-grandparents.

Directed by Márcio de Abreu

Info

Languages
Portuguese
English Subtitles
Location
Brazil
Produced
Brazil
Regions
South America
Escravos E Santos