Film

Azougue Nazaré

Azougue Nazaré

A film that dives deep into the sugarcane universe of rural Brazil, Azougue Nazaré is set in the cradle of the Maracatu Rural, a traditional manifestation of Brazilian popular culture which sprouted from the mix of several African dances and religions brought by enslaved people. Steering away from the common places that saturate the usual notion of popular culture, Azougue Nazaré demystifies the everyday life of those who form the maracatus, unveiling the universal emotions and desires that lie behind the costumes. Opposing to the idea of a tradition stuck in time, it comments on the influence of technology and social networks, tools that ease and renew communication.