Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - 2019-2021
Research, Directing and Post Production
What inheritance is made of? Money? Lands?
Hedeiros is the rescue of everyday stories that intersect and mingle over the decades in Morro da Serrinha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The inhabitants transformed into musical rhythms that rock generations of Afro-descendants.
Thais Nepomuceno delicately portrays, to the sound of funk, samba and jongo, the meeting of young Brazilians with a legacy left by their ancestors. A heritage of songs, dances, dignity and faith.
Photo credit: Jonas Feitosa
Herdeiros is a documentary film that seeks to register the socio-political-cultural process that enabled the formation of Serrinha, a community in the neighborhood Madureira in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. It is intended to use close up shots to collect first-person testimonies from cultural activists (jongueiras, samba dancers and other neighborhood leaders), whereas one can understand and trace the historical lines of the following historical processes:
What are Jongo's historical roots? How did the rhythm and dance arrive in the Serrinha?
Are there historical connections between jongo, samba and funk?
How does the community relate today with the heritage of colonialism and the African diaspora?