One of the most acclaimed Brazilian film productions of 2019, “Marighella” depicts the life of Carlos Marighella, a Black Brazilian communist guerrilla fighter considered the number one enemy of the Brazilian military dictatorship. Marighella led an urban, armed offense against the military dictatorship that persecuted, imprisoned, tortured and murdered opposition politicians and activists throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The film, directed by renowned Brazilian actor and director Wagner Moura, was an adaptation of the acclaimed biography by journalist Mário Magalhães, Marighella – O Guerrilheiro que Incendiou o Mundo.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Maria Marighella, Carlos Marighella´s grandaughter and City Concil member of Salvador, Bahia. The film will be offered for free through streaming during the two days prior to the event to pre-registered participants located in the Unites States. Audiences outside of the USA will not be able to stream the film, however they will be able to access the conversation with Maria Marighella on November 4, at 6pm ET (19h horário de Brasília).