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This edition: Ganga Zumba

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Episode Details

(1963/Brazil, 99 min., b&w, drama)
Dir.: Carlos Diegues. Cast: Antonio Pitanga, Jorge Coutinho, Léa Garcia, Luisa Maranhao.
This account of the first American slave revolt-Brazil, 1641-relates the political coming of age of Antao, who escapes bondage on a sugar plantation and assumes his destiny as heir to the kingdom of Palmares and the title Ganga Zumba. Distributor: New Yorker Films. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Discussion follows with Gregory Rabassa.

Guest List

Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of film studies, City College of New York

Gregory Rabassa