Quilombo Country
Quilombo Country (2006)

A "quilombo" is a community of rural Brazil that was founded either by runaway slaves or established on an abandoned plantation, and in this documentary filmmaker Leonard Abrams offers an extensive look into the ceremonies,… More

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Laura Kern
New York Times

The forceful baritone of Public Enemy's frontman Chuck D, who narrates, makes the film's history-telling go down smoothly.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

The storytelling is one that cannot be posed or mimicked.

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Jean Oppenheimer
Village Voice

Hopping from one settlement to another, the film too often feels more like a lesson than an experience.

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Louis Proyect

Fascinating documentary study of the lives of Afro-Brazilians who are descendants of the first successful slave revolt in the Western Hemisphere. Filled with gorgeous music and dance as well as eye-opening social commentary.

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Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine

The film ends with a slow-motion shot of quilombo dwellers dancing, the tension between old and new worlds unresolved.

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