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Rhythmic Uprising

Benjamin Watkins

Rhythmic Uprising is a documentary film that shows how cultural leaders in Bahia, Brazil use vibrant Afro-Brazilian traditions to fight racism, social exclusion, and poverty. The film outlines the transformative powers of a large movement of grassroots cultural youth projects that make up the latest chapter in a creative struggle for racial equality that began four centuries ago with Brazil's first communities of freed slaves called "Quilombos". Traditions featured in the film include capoeira, candomblé, blocos afros, theater, and circus.

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