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Ganga Zumba (1963)

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The life of a runaway slave who founded the Quilombo dos Palmares, an outlaw community of Brazilian slaves.

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Antonio Pitanga ...
Ganga Zumba (as Antonio L. Sampaio)
Léa Garcia ...
Cipriana
Eliezer Gomes ...
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Luiza Maranhão ...
Jorge Coutinho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zózimo Bulbul
Cartola
Nara Leão
Procópio Mariano
Waldir Onofre
Ruy Polanah
Álvaro Pérez
Tereza Raquel
José Scandal
Rui Solberg
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The life of a runaway slave who founded the Quilombo dos Palmares, an outlaw community of Brazilian slaves.

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A Song for Freedom
3 March 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Ganga Zumba" is, to this very day, one of the greatest films ever made about slavery and the formation of African-based cultures on the Americas. Its brutally honest and poetic style are drenched in respect and admiration for the African people, in a nostalgic, hopeful way.

It's unfortunate that director Carlos Diegues went on to produce increasingly worse films with each new of his outings, for this one has stood the test of time like a fine black diamond.

Along with "Black God, White Devil" and "Barren Lives" this is a Brazilian Classic from the now legendary art movement "Cinema Novo", yet for some unknown reason this film is seldom talked about or remembered. A fact that does not diminish its astounding quality, easily on-par with the titles mentioned above.

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