Natal Da PortelaUnknown - 1988
The name 'Natal da Portela' is historically attached to the cultural identity of Brazil. Natal da Portela created the first escola de samba in Rio de Janeiro. The schools of samba are the soul of carnival in Brazil and major reservoirs of Afro-Brazilian culture. The film depicts the life of Natal da Portela as a young man from the favelas-the slums of the northern part of Rio de Janeiro-up to the creation of "la Portela", the school of samba he created. The principal role played by Milton Goncalves, one of the major Black actors in Brazil, gives the story an authentic flavor rarely seen in films portraying the contemporary life of black people in Brazil. This is a film filled with joy, music and laughter. Natal da Portela is also a film that narrates the story of contemporary Brazil and the legacy of African people in that country.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , ArtMattan Productions, , 
Copyright Date: ©1988
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 33 min., 31 sec.)) : color and sound