A Canção da Terra Film Screening - New Bedford Whaling Museum
A cancao

5:30 pm start-refreshments

6:00 pm film, followed by discussion

A Canção da Terra (Brum do Canto, 1938, 115’)

April 12th, 2023 | sponsored by FILMar.

In Porto Santo, an archipelago of Madeira island, the drought rages. Gonçalves, a local farmer, tries to overcome the situation with the help of Bastiana, his loved one. João Venâncio, who refuses to share the water of his field with the population in distress, tries to steal Bastiana’s heart. One day Gonçalves decides to give him a lesson, beating Venâncio in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The most memorable fight in Portuguese Cinema.