July 14, 2P
Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival at the Berkshire Museum – Quilombo
at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St, Pittsfield
presented by LEV, Berkshire Museum, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at BCC
Free. Donations accepted.
This is the first of four film screenings and talkbacks with historian and filmmaker, Don Quinn Kelley, Ph.D., Co-Chair, Lift Ev’ry Voice. Quilombo is a fictional account of the creation of Palmares, a republic of 10 communities (quilombos) created by Africans who escaped slavery in Brazil. Poor whites, free Africans and indigenous people all lived in Palmares, the first such republic in the Americas. The film is a reminder that African slavery stretched across the Americas and that Africans resisted being enslaved. (1984, 114 min.)