Eliezer Gomes

  • Carlos Diegues – Ganga Zumba (1963)

    1961-1970BrazilCarlos DieguesDrama

    In the northeastern region of Brazil, during the 16th and 17th centuries, a group of enslaved individuals from a sugarcane plantation plan a escape to the Palmares Quilombo, a community of escaped Black slaves located in the Serra da Barriga. Among them is a young man named Ganga Zumba (Antonio Pitanga), who would later become the leader of that revolutionary republic, the first of its kind in all of the Americas.Read More »

  • Carlos Diegues – Joanna Francesa (1975)

    1971-1980ArthouseBrazilCarlos DieguesDrama

    Joana is a sophisticated, beautiful woman, so she has a choice of lovers, and destinies. She will let down Pierre, the French consul at Sao Paulo, and with him the frivolity of tea-parties and comfort. Her wild inner-soul will develop into the wild forest surroundings of a landlord’s farmhouse. To the extent she will defend her land like a 19th century owner – of lands and men alike…Read More »

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