Quilombo Country

73 min - Brazil, USA Leonard Abrams

Narrated by Chuck D (legendary poet, media commentator and leader of the iconic hip hop band Public Enemy) Quilombo from an Angolan word that means "encampment", the film deals with rural communities in Brazil that were either founded by runaway slaves or begun from abandoned plantations. Largely unknown to the outside world, today these communities struggle to preserve a rich heritage born of resistance to oppression, raising issues of political identity, land rights, and racial and socioeconomic discriminations.