Castro Alves

On August 15, 2015

Castro_Alves_-_Retrato_Falado_do_Poetaget-it-now117 2Director: Silvio Tendler

Writer(s): André Luiz Oliveira, Silvio Tendler, Tânia Fusco

Actor(s): Bruno Garcia, Tereza Freire, Dira Paes

Production Co.: Caliban

Country: Brazil

Year: 1999

Language and subtitle information: In Portuguese; optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish or Portugues

Format: DVD

Summary: Incidents in the short, tempestuous life of Brazilian poet and playwright Castro Alves, whose politically charged writing earned him the soubriquet ‘O poeta dos escravos’ (‘the slaves’ poet’), are presented here. The actor portraying Castro Alves steps into frame occasionally to read some of the poems.

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