Guerra de Canudos / The Battle of Canudos

TitleGuerra de Canudos / The Battle of Canudos
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsRezende, Sergio
Running Time170 min
Date Released10/03/1997
DistributorColumbia TriStar
Publication LanguagePortuguese

A historical glimpse at class oppression in northern Brazil in the 1890s as seen through the eyes of a poor farming family in the outcast, poverty-stricken, and neglected lower strata of Brazilian society. During the War of Canudos (1895-1898) in the province of Bahia, a family joins a growing community led by spiritual leader Antonio Conselheiro (1830-1897) after losing their crop to drought and livestock to pay taxes. Soon thereafter, the Brazilian Republic sends in the national army to destroy the settlement and their community.

Original PublicationGuerra de Canudos
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