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The Quilombola story

Brazil’s African slave descendants, the Quilombola, have fought a long and hard struggle for recognition. After the abolition of the slave trade they were left abandoned and ostracised, devoid of rights and outside of Brazilian mainstream society. But things are slowly changing amongst rural communities.

These series of films explores the history of the Quilombola, the use of their land and their continued fight for land rights.

The Quilombola - A History

What does it mean to be Quilombola? What is their history? What challenges do they face? Take a look at this short video to find out.

Quilombo land title struggle in Brazil

Brazil’s African slave descendants, the Quilombola, have fought a long and hard struggle for recognition. After the abolition of the ...m.

The Quilombola - use of the land

Learn more about how the Quilombo community use their land in a sustainable way - using 400 year old practices to produce organic banan...t.