Barravento (The Turning Wind)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A103B - Lenart Auditorium

Axé Bahia Film Series

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 267-4007


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Directed by Glauber Rocha, 1962, 78 min.

A classic of Brazil’s Cinema Novo movement, Barravento deals with poor fishermen in the state of Bahia, Brazil who are economically exploited because of religious mysticism. The story follows an educated man who returns home to his fishing village from the city to try and free people from the spiritual enchantment of the Candomblé religion, which he considers the source of their of political and social oppression. In a New York Times review, Vincent Canby wrote that “Barravento is an exceptionally beautiful work, shot in the dramatically filtered, black-and-white photography associated with Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico! and Flaherty's Moana.

Axé Bahia Film Series Curated by Randal Johnson, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, this monthly series includes documentaries, feature films, and artist films showcasing Afro-Brazilian culture and identities.

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