Synopsis

The documentary film finds dancer Kunta Leonardo da Cruz between his origins in the Quilombola community Paiol de Telha – the first to hold legal title to their territory in the state of Paraná – and his trip to Curitiba to devote himself to dance. Merging a documentary approach to the community’s history and everyday life with the artist’s performance, director Douglas Carvalho dos Santos navigates different landscapes and formal procedures to explore the strength of gestures and tradition in the dancer’s creative process. (G. B.)

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Director

Douglas Carvalho dos Santos

He studied Cinema and Audiovisual at UNESPAR, where he produced several short films and developed his research in screenwriting, Latin American cinema, and documentary cinema. He is the screenwriter and director of the documentary film "Go Up Black", filmed at the Quilombo Community Paiol in Telha - Guarapuava, PR. He is one of the creators of the fictional series "AQUILOMBA", selected for the Curitiba Audiovisual Project - NPA.

Credits

Producers

Adriano Esturilho, Bella Souza

Writers

Douglas Carvalho dos Santos, Grazi Labrazca

Cast

Kunta Leonardo da Cruz, Djankaw Kilombola de Lima Marques, Priscilla Pontes, Laremi Paixão, Samuca, Isabela da Cruz, Rosa de Moraes Camargo da Cruz

Cinematographer

Guilherme Chalegre

Editor

Haroldo Castro Alves

Sound

Tulio Borges

Composer

Diorlei Santos

Art Director

Flora e Silva Suzuki