O Samba!

A film by Georges Gachot
Following successful music films such as “Maria Bethânia, Musica é perfume”, “Martha Argerich, Evening Talks” and “Rio Sonata”, here comes the most powerful music film by Georges Gachot.

With the participation of Nana Mouskouri, Martinho Da Vila, the Samba School Vila Isabel, Mart'nalia, Maira Freitas, Ney Matogrosso, Leci Brandao, Moyses Marques, Zeca Baleiro, Paula Lima ... and many others

Samba, together with football and beautiful women, is what springs to mind when we think of Brazil. We wish to transcend such clichés and take samba for what it is. And that is the great discovery of this film: that samba cannot be reduced simply to dance and lascivious hip movements. Samba is also word, language, text, lyrics or simply said a way of life. The composer and singer Martinho da Vila is guiding us through today’s world of Samba and we meet with his Samba school in Rio de Janeiro, the Vila Isabel, winner of Carnaval 2013.

DOK.fest, Official Selection

Lengths: 82’/52’
TV Director: Georges Gachot
Programme Number: 5987
A production of Gachot Films in co-production with ARTE/ZDF and SRF Swiss Television

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