Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Weighing in heavily on the side of atrocities against the black slaves of 18th-century Brazil, this uneven drama is centered on the legend of Galanga, King of the Congo. Galanga is first captured and after the long segments of atrocities have subsided, his owner promises him full freedom if he can find a source of gold on his plantation. Galanga not only succeeds in finding the mother lode, but with that discovery gets his freedom and a mine to go with it. His owner is persecuted by others for his liberal views, while Galanga, in the meantime, has established himself as a leader in the emancipation of the slaves.
atrocity, emancipation, freedom, gold, liberal, persecution, slavery