Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Spring 2017 Film Series - Deus e o diabo na terra do sol (Black God, White Devil, 1964)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

The Brazil Initiative's Spring Film Series presents a selection of classic and contemporary films straight out of "another Brazil": the vast and rich world of the country's backlands. 

Glauber Rocha's legendary depiction of messianic fervor in the Bahian backlands, operatically intertwining references to the slaughter of the Canudos War, the immemorial desperation of the country's peasants, and the workings of law and violence, is a monument in the history of Brazil's Cinema Novo. Named one of the ten best Brazilian films of all time by the Brazilian Association of Film Critics.

View a trailer here.