Carlos Diegues, 1984
Brazil | Portuguese with English Subtitles | Format: Digibeta | 119 minutes
Note: Diegues will no longer be in person at this screening.
Diegues returns to the heroic subject of his first film, Ganga Zumba, with Tony Tornado starring as the legendary leader of runaway slaves who have fled a sugar cane mill in Pernambuco. Zumba’s godson and heir Zumbi (Antônio Pompêo) rebels against his father’s more conciliatory ways by confronting Brazil’s massive colonial army.