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Zumbi: The last king of Palmares - Marc Adam Hertzman & Flavio dos Santos Gomes

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In the 1600s, an expansive autonomous settlement called Palmares reached its height in Brazil. It was founded and led by people escaping from slavery, also called maroons. It was one of the world’s largest maroon communities, its population reaching beyond 10,000— and its citizens were at constant war with colonial forces. Marc Adam Hertzman & Flavio dos Santos Gomes tell the story of Palmares.

The Middle Passage wrought unimaginable violence and death. How do you think enslaved people who survived the journey from Africa to Brazil were able to escape and then gather and unite?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Marc Adam Hertzman, Flavio dos Santos Gomes
  • Director Mateus Moretto
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Luciano do Amaral
  • Animator Luciano do Amaral, Andressa Taucei
  • Art Director Mateus Moretto, Luciano do Amaral
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Senior Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal, Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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