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Behind the glitter and gloss of modern Brazil lies a history many would rather forget. For many, Brazil possesses a truly energetic and alluring way of life, synonymous with heady carnivals, samba, football and a bewildering ethnic diversity. But behind this glittering facade lies a much more disturbing story the history of the biggest ever slave population. 4% of all African slaves were transported to North America, but a staggering 40% were shipped to Brazil.
This program looks at those estimated 4 million people, with whose blood, sweat and tears Brazil was built and without whom none of its present-day culture would be possible. (47 min)
This film is being shown in combination with the exhibition "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil." Free for Appleton members and included with the cost of admission for nonmembers.