A voice echoes through the woods, chanting verses of memory and faith. Through a meticulous recording of performances and rituals that emerge in direct relation with the camera and the act of filming, Brazilian colonial history is reexamined from collective movements of healing and ancestral resistance. Produced by the Intersectional Training Program in Traditional Knowledge (UFMG) and guided by the songs and dances of masters of Afro-Diasporic traditions and religions, the film invites us to join the circle, advancing cautiously. (C.M.)
Pedro Aspahan, César Guimarães
Pedro Aspahan is a musician, filmmaker, and professor at the UFMG School of Fine Arts. He holds a PhD in Communication from UFMG, with a doctoral internship at King’s College London, and a postdoctoral degree in Communication. César Guimarães is a filmmaker and professor at UFMG, member of the Postgraduate Program in Communication at FAFICH-UFMG, and CNPq researcher. They both work together in the Transversal Program in Traditional Knowledge at UFMG, where they have been producing a series of portraits, video classes, and documentaries alongside masters of traditional knowledge.