Barravento (1962)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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Brazilian director Glauber Rocha was only twenty years old when he made the interesting but uneven Barravento, his first film, and it already shows his interest in ritual and lower-class minorities. In this instance, the spotlight is on the lives of fishermen with more African than European blood in their veins -- and in their culture. Their overseers are the opposite, and thus arises the nearly universal problem of white exploitation of a black, minority cultural group. Aside from the political issues involved, there is a lot of colorful dancing -- a hallmark of Brazil -- and a glimpse at macumba rituals.

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culture-clash, fisherman, minority, tribe, religion