New Directors Competition
Three Carnival blocks, born from Candomblé religion, in Bahia, are the center of this documentary: Ilê Aiyê, Cortejo Afro and Bankoma. Through the work of these centenary groups, the film explores the black culture, its dances, its fabrics and its ancestrality. The blocks keep resisting and echoing the black movements in Bahia, helping their communities and spreading shine on the winding paths in a racist Brazil.
Betão Aguiar, Cauê Bravim
Aguiar is a professional musician since he was 11 years old. He worked with great names of Brazilian music, like Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes. In film, he is a musical producer (in 2007, he signed Ó Paí, Ó: Look at This’ soundtrack) and he directs documentary shorts, such as Dona Cadu (2018) and Chegança, no Jardim das Belas Flores (2020). Samba of Saints - An Afro-Bahian Resistance Movement is his first feature.