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A Mina dos Vagalumes

A quilombo, a community of descendants of former slaves, is about to be born, or rather to reacquire visibility, in a valley threatened by a multinational mining company. In town, real estate speculation is invading another quilombo, while the women are valiantly fighting to preserve what remains and win back stolen lands.

A Mina dos Vagalumes is a video installation about the ongoing territorial and environmental struggles of quilombolas, their history, their ecosystems, and their metaphysics of liberation in the region of Minas Gerais in Brasil.

France / Brazil 2015, 86 min


Raphaël Grisey


Miriam Aprigio Pereira
Maria Luzia Sidônio
Victor „Pantera“ Sidônio
Nubia Negrissi Sidônio