Quilombo Film Critique

Quilombo Film Critique - Chris Marves History 120 9:05-9:55...

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Chris Marves History 120 9:05-9:55 Quilombo Film Critique Quilombo is a film about Brazil in the 1600’s. During that time Brazil was controlled by the Portuguese crown. It was a time of slavery and many Africans were brought over to work the fields. When slaves escaped to the jungles they formed communities known as quilombos. The largest and most populated of these was Palmares. In the beginning of the film Ganga Zumba, an escaped slave, goes to see Acotirene who was the leader of the city of Palmares. She soon makes him the leader of the slave city which is facing constant threat of attack by the Portuguese. Over the course of the film, the threat of attack mounts until the Portuguese give the citizens of Palmares an ultimatum. Either the slaves leave to another area of land far from the hills of Palmares and are granted their freedom forever, or they may stay and be conquered. A rift occurs between Ganga Zumba and another emerging leader in the city, Zumbi. Ganga Zumba feels that it is in the best interest for the people of Palmares to leave and gain their freedom. He feels that by leaving, the war with the Portuguese will finally be ended. Zumbi on the other hand refuses to give in to the Portuguese’s demands and wants to stay
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