African Odysseys presents: UK Premiere: Marighella
+ intro by writer and publisher, Victor Fraga
A portrait of African-Brazilian poet and politician Carlos Marighella, wonderfully played by Seu Jorge.
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Dir Wagner Moura
With Seu Jorge, Ana Paula Bouzas, Bella Camero, Herson Capri
Courtesy of Elle Driver
Banned in its native Brazil, this drama is a portrait about the revolutionary African-Brazilian poet and politician Carlos Marighella (compellingly played by actor-singer Seu Jorge). In response to the erosion of human rights following a military coup in Brazil in 1964, Marighella takes up arms to ‘fight the power’. Co-produced by City of God director Fernando Meirelles, the film has yet to be seen in Brazil, where its premiere has been indefinitely postponed.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)