Chico Rei Among Us (Completed)

Synopsis: Chico Rei was an enslaved Congolese king who freed himself and his subjects during the Gold Cycle in Minas Gerais. His story is the starting point to explore the various echoes of Brazilian slavery in the lives of black people today, understanding their movement of self-affirmation and freedom from a collective perspective.


  • 44ª Mostra Internacional de São Paulo – New Directors Competition and Brazilian Panorama (2020);
  • 13º Encontro de Cinema Negro Zózimo Bulbul (2020);
  • 27º Festival de Cinema de Vitória – Brazilian Features Competition (2020).

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Genre: Documentary
Format: Feature film
Duration: 94 minutos
Status: Completed

Director: Joyce Prado
Screenwriter: Natália Vestri and Joyce Prado
Cinematographer: Nuna Nunes
Sound technician: Evelyn Santos
Editing: Tatiana Toffoli
Producer: André Sobral
Executive Producer: Juliana Vedovato and Laura Barzotto
Original Sountrack: Sérgio Perere with a track by Emicida
Production Company: Abrolhos Filmes

Category: Entertainment, documentary