With 50 years performing and being politically committed, it is extraordinary that he is not well-known in Europe. He was imprisoned in 1977 during the dictatorship in Brazil, and didn’t record any music for 10 years afterwards. At the 1974 concert, he had read a satirical poem about a chick (pinto). ‘Pinto’ is also Brazilian slang for penis, and was the name of a member of the military government. After the show, many people were arrested.
At just 13 years old, he helped his brother and a neighbour make films in Super 8 format. Their means of storytelling was rudimentary at that time: they would send the material to Germany to be developed and only receive it six weeks later. That was when David decided that […]
“Madeinusa” the film of one of the most awarded Peruvian directors of the last decade, will be released in the British capital on June 12. The film will be accompanied by the talk of an expert professor in Latin American cinema and culture. There is a village in the […]
The Colombian Film Festival taking place in Dublin from Thursday 25 May will bring a fine selection of films from recent years to the Instituto Cervantes. Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes are two humanists – with a 40-year age difference – who went into the jungle in search […]
Four films that revolve around the Cuban revolution and society, form part of CineCuba, a festival that takes place in the UK’s capital between 22nd May and 25th September.