Corcovado Quilombo - Ancestry

In 1940, in a post-slavery Brazil, but still marked by the exploitation of Afro-descendant peoples, João Mangueira and Laudimira prayed to God, asking for a land that would bring them peace, comfort and freedom. Thus begins the story of the quilombo of Corcovado, a territory in the backlands of Bahia, between the mountains of Chapada Diamantina. A story about faith, resistance, affection and culture, knowledge and actions transmitted through the ancestral heritage of its founders, who remain alive.

  • Rafael Lage
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    Quilombo de Corcovado - Ancestralidade
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    29 minutes 58 seconds
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    July 1, 2021
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Director Biography - Rafael Lage

Rafael Lage was born in Belo Horizonte/MG/Brasil, in 1981.

From 2004 onwards, from the desire to document and share with others what he saw, photography and the audio-visual in his life was born. His works related to the theme of Brazilian popular culture have already earned him prizes in competitions such as Leica/Revista Fotografe Melhor and Pérsio Galembeck, in addition to being part of a permanent exhibition at the Museum of Discovery of the New World, in Belmonte, Portugal.

As a documentarian and media activist, he directed a series of documentaries about the culture of hippies ("road freaks") and about the collapse of dams in Mariana(2015) and Brumadinho(2019).

He is currently dedicated to documenting the landscapes of Chapada Diamantina and its culture, in addition to maintaining Fotomagnética - Picture Gallery in the village of Vale do Capão, municipality of Palmeiras/BA.

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