Ganga Zumba


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Ganga Zumba
Carlos Diegues, 1963
Brazil | Portuguese with English Subtitles | Format: 35mm | 92 minutes

Near the end of the 16th century, slaves working in northeastern Brazilian sugar cane mills conspire to escape to Quilombo dos Palmares, a haven for fugitive black slaves. Among the group is young Ganga Zumba (Antonio Pitanga), who rises to become head of the first revolutionary republic in the Americas.

Series: Brazilian Saga: Carlos Diegues’ Cinematic Adventures

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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