BRAZILIAN MAZURKA

Memories of a Polish community

Format: HD
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: French
Rights: All rights / Worldwide

Synopsis

In South Brazil, the city of Aura is almost entirely populated with descendants of a Polish community which settled here in 1911. Today, some of them try to keep that history alive so that the grit of these pioneers and the difficulties they had to overcome may serve as an example to all.

A century is conjured up through recollections and reenacments: sick children, clashes with German immigrants during the war and the courage it took to build a new life in a far away and hostile land. The youngest have forgotten their history and blended into Brazilian culture, but some seek to preserve the memory of an epic adventure that defines them.