A poetic journey to the origins of Brazil

Format: 4K
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: French
Rights: All rights / Worldwide


Menelaw Sete, the "Brazilian Picasso", dreamed of a time when his country was a paradise, populated by people living in communion with nature. The arrival of greedy men from far away has upset everything. He saw the red of the blood they shed and the black of the men torn from Africa. He saw Anahi, a young Indian girl, and Mountaga Bayo, an African prince enslaved. The paths of these two beings crossed one day and they loved each other.

In this film, Menelaw walks in their footsteps, from the shores of the Bay of All Saints to the forests of Bahia and, through his painting, tells this improbable encounter, the legend of the birth of his country.

Between past and present, Brazil's oldest colonial home reveals the secrets of its history and the descendants of its oppressed peoples.