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synopsis

 

THEY SAY THAT in Cairu, a town in Salvador, Brazil, exists an extraordinary document: the manuscript of Fradique Mendes. Mendes, a 19th-century Portuguese poet, set down the reflections of his friend, Eca de Queiroz, a plantation owner who had freed his slaves. This compelling film goes in search of Mendesís manuscript and retraces his journey. Along the way, light is shed on a number of issues, including the living conditions of Brazil’s Afro, indigenous and landless populations.

About the director

Director

José Barahona has directed many documentary films since 1995. Among his films are Pastoral (2004), Corn (2008) and CineEco (2009). The Lost Manuscript won the TV Brasil Prize for Best Film at the Mostra Internacional do Filme Etnográfico, Rio de Janeiro.

 

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Screening Times

Fri 21 Sept, 3.30pm, MovieTowne POS