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  • Creator a film by Carlos Diegues ; produced by Augusto Arraes ; written and directed by Carlos Diegues
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [New York?] : New Yorker Video, [2005]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 9781567303773, 1567303773
  • OCLC ocm61710967
  • Credits
    • Antonio Pompeo, Zeze Motta, Toni Tornado, Vera Fischer
    • Photography, Lauro Escorel Filho ; editor, Mair Tavares ; music, Gilberto Gil


  • In 17th century Brazil groups of runaway black slaves escaped to mountainous jungle strongholds, where they formed self-governing communities known as quilombos. This film chronicles the most famous, the Palmares, and their legendary chieftain Ganga Zumba.


  • Title from container.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
  • Special features: The making of Quilombo (42 min.); scene selection.
  • DVD; Dolby Digital; region 1; NTSC; full screen presentation.
  • Portuguese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
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