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    This is portrayed in the scenes of Zumbi’s abduction and later return to Palmares. The community was heartbroken when a Portuguese man stole a little boy and murdered his mother in front of all the children. Although this stunned the community, when Zumbi escaped from his bondage and made it back to Palmares he was met with astonishment and celebration from all of the people. Their spirit was not broken with this minor loss since the outcome of their discovery could have been more catastrophic. This

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    The Abolition of the Brazilian Slaves Slavery in the Americas started with Christopher Columbus at the end of his first voyage, west of the Atlantic. When Columbus saw the Indians (as he called them) and he thought they would make great servants to overlords in Europe. The author writes, “he promised to bring Ferdinand and Isabella as many slaves as they required” (Nowara 10). This was a suitable proposition because the lifestyle of slavery was already embedded in the minds of the Europeans during

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    Jardim Gramacho Essay

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    the garbage from Jardim Gramacho is to show that there is something beautiful within the garbage which is the people. For example, one of the sculptures Muniz creates is of a man named Zumbi. The sculpture shows Zumbi smiling throwing grain out of one of the bag that the packers carry around. In the documentary Zumbi says, "Before coming to the land field we had an easy life."(Wasteland) He talks about how is parents were still alive and together and how life was good. Then one day his father died

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    leader, Zumbi, who was introduced to take over Zumba’s place.This can bring the idea that the influence of leaders can always be great at first, but sometimes leaders can also make mistakes. In general, not all leaders are perfect since they are just like any human and like Zumba, he had an end that was represented in the scene when he chose to poison himself in front of a Portuguese man. Overall, it was to trick his people that the portuguese poisoned him so they could run back to Zumbi because

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    to guide the Palmares, those ambitions can essentially result in sacrifice that manifests into beneficial endings, allowing the people of Palmares to discover other ways out of the troubles that Zumba has constructed by the help of the next leader, Zumbi. The film depicts a time period where there was a great amount of “ [...] slave resistance in Brazil,” as stated in the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography translated by Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates. The film revolves

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    encouraging and inspiring other slaves to become fugitives. The leader of Palamares, Ganga Zumba, was overthrown and killed after a treaty he had waged with the Portuguese had been dishonored. He was killed by his nephew, Zumbi, who replaced him as leader of Palamares (Schwarts 123). Zumbi was a valiant and smart leader that managed to protect Palamares from destruction for many years. This was not a trivial feat, considering that Palamares was the largest quilombo in Brazil. After many failed attempts

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    Waste Land Brazil

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    Art, Inequality and Dirty Work “The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” Vic Muniz Different films and documentaries about other cultures help expand our knowledge by introducing values, struggles, innovations and beliefs beyond our daily experience by encouraging us to explore values that a different from our own. The acclaimed documentary

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    Muniz.  Vik Muniz travels back to his original home, Rio de Janeiro, Jardim Gramacho, Brazil to photograph the people of the wasteland and learn their stories.  The documentary focuses on 6 of the catadores (wasteland workers) he photographed: Tiaõ, Zumbi, Suelem, Isis, Valter, and Magna.  Vik first took the photographs portrait style, then later recreated them big scale out of recyclings on the ground and photographed the image from above.  The catadores lived hard lives and most started working there

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    Vik Muniz is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes art from any items found in trash. The documentary film Wasteland delved into the souls and exposed the lives of several Brazilians who worked as “catadores” or pickers of recyclable items in Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. It was the biggest landfill in the world until was closed in 2012. Vik Muniz traveled to the landfill, met various individuals and involved them in the process of creating portraits which would then go

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    According to Adreoni in “The World of the Sugar Plantation”, there are clearly limitations to what a slave owner can do to punish their slaves but pain is still inflicted as depicted in the very first scene. The film began right away with a powerful scene where a slave was being tortured. There’s only so much one could empathize when reading about the mistreatment of slaves in history books but just hearing the shrieks of this slave, the pain seemed to radiate throughout the body even before revealing

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