O amargo santo da purificação — Uma visão alegórica e barroca da vida, paixão e morte do revolucionário Carlos Marighella (2008)

O amargo santo da purificação tells the story of Brazilian Marxist revolutionary Carlos Marighella, a central figure in the struggle against both dictatorships the country faced in the 20th century — Getúlio Vargas' Estado Novo in the 30s and 40s, and the Military dictatorship established in 1964. This allegorical and baroque vision of his life, passion, and death revives a popular hero that the dominant sectors tried to erase from National History for decades. Starting from his origins in Bahia, this street production presents his youth, his poetry, the resistance to the Estado Novo, his imprisonment, the new Constitution, the outlawing of the Communist Party, the armed struggle against the Military Dictatorship, and the ambush that ended in his death in 1969. The text is written collectively, based on Marighella's poems  transformed into songs. Through masks, visual elements from Afro-Brazilian culture, and an aesthetics based on the films of Glauber Rocha, Ói Nóis brings to the streets of the city an epic approach to the aspirations of freedom and justice of the Brazilian people.


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/cnp5hs11

Additional Info

  • Title: O amargo santo da purificação — Uma visão alegórica e barroca da vida, paixão e morte do revolucionário Carlos Marighella
  • Alternate Title: The bitter saint of purification — An allegorical and baroque vision of the life, passion, and death of the revolutionary Carlos Marighella
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:29:42
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Date: 2008
  • Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Paulo Flores, Tânia Farias, Pedro Kinast De Camillis, Clélio Cardoso, Luana Fernandes, Marta Haas, Edgar Alves, Roberto Corbo, Sandra Steil, Paula Carvalho, Judit Herrera, Eugênio Barboza, Roberta Fernandes, Lucio Hallal, Paula Lages, Déia Alencar, Danielle Rosa, Alex Pantera, Karina Sieben, Jorge Gil, Luciana Tondo, Carlo Bregolini, Renan Leandro, Alessandro Müller, and Jeferson Cabral; Anelise Vargas, Aline Ferraz, Leticia Vituoso, Raquel Zepka, and Eduardo Cardoso
  • Credits: Based on poems by Carlos Marighella; Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz, creation, script, soundtrack, costumes, masks, props and set; Johann Alex de Souza, music; Nilson Asp and Giovana Carvalho, recorded voices; Alessandro Müller, Getúlio Vargas' head; Carlos Ergo, tricycles; Margarida Rache, "Depor Podre Poder" banner and Iansã necklace; Heloísa Consul, costumes; Maria das Dores Pedroso, crochet

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