Film Screening - Pierre Fatumbi Verger: Mensageiro entre Dois Mundos

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A103B - Lenart Auditorium

Director: Lula Buarque de Hollanda (2000), 82 mins

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Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 267-4007


Additional Information

French-born Pierre Verger lived in Salvador, Bahia from 1946 until his death in 1996. This documentary focuses on his involvement with the city’s Candomblé community as well as his frequent travels to explore deep cultural, social, and religious connections between Africa and Brazil. Narrated by Gilberto Gil, the film includes Verger’s last interview, given the day before his death at age 93.

Axé Bahia Film Series curated by Randal Johnson, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, this monthly series of documentaries, feature films, and artist films showcases Afro-Brazilian culture and identities. Screenings occur on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.