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Episode Details

(1976/Brazil, 120 min., color, drama)
Dir.: Carlos Diegues. Cast: Zezé Motta, Walmor Chagas, Elke Maravilha, Altair Limla. In 18th century Brazil, the legendary black slave, Xica da Silva, parlays a unique, untamed sexual talent into a rise to power that makes her the unofficial Empress of Brazil. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Discussion with Laird Bergard follows film.

Guest List

Prof. Laird W. Bergad Founding Director, CUNY/Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos, del Caribe y Latinos

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