Quilombo Country (2008)

Quilombo Country
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 13mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Leonard Abrams Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Leonard Abrams Editor n/a 172 7000001
Leonard Abrams Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Leonard Abrams Producer n/a 3 3000001
Leonard Abrams Director n/a 2 2000001
Carlton "Chuck D" Ridenhour Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
A portrait of rural communities in Brazil that were either founded by runaway slaves or begun 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 Brazil's national mythology, 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 forced white farmers to leave. Largely unknown to the outside world, today these communities struggle to preserve a rich heritage born of resistance to oppression.