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Tropicalia

Synopsis
Marcel Machado’s documentary charts the history of the 1960s Brazilian counter-cultural movement known as Tropicália, which expressed itself in theatre, film, art and poetry, but is perhaps best known today for its musical faction. Leading figures of the movement, including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Tom Zé look back on their experiences, which, for Gil and Veloso, led to arrest, imprisonment and exile.
Language
English
Country
Brazil; United Kingdom
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Music
Keywords
agit-prop; Brazil; experimental music; popular music; counter-culture; military dictators

Credits

Director
Marcel Machado
Contributor
Caetano Veloso; Gilberto Gil; Tom Zé

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
87 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Mr Bongo Films

Email
info@mrbongo.com
Web
http://www.mrbongo.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01273 600546
Fax
01273 600578
Address
2nd Floor
24 Old Steine
Brighton
BN1 1EL

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