OLINDA - Heartbeats of Brazil

Dokus
Independent
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Portuguese
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Year after year, the city of Olinda (eng. "the beautiful" becomes a center for musicians who pass on traditional rhythms, dances and songs to their fellow human beings. Olinda, in northeastern Brazil, is one of the oldest cities in the country, with a history dating back almost 500 years. At the center of the film are the two musicians Tonboy and Zeca do Rolete, who live in this special place. When you immerse yourself in their Afro-American culture with them, you begin to understand how a country like Brazil manages, despite a severe economic crisis, a right-wing president and social miseries, to let its cultural treasure and its famous joie de vivre blossom anew every year.