Black History Month Film Series @ KY Center for African American Heritage

Feb. 15 & 22

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Free; 7:30 p.m.

Forty percent of the Africans sent to the Americas during the slave trade landed in colonial Brazil. The 1986 film “Quilombo” tells the story of a group of them who escaped to form a remote settlement in the hinterlands and fight off their Portuguese masters. The Palmares, as they were known, went on to become an autonomous republic, peaking at 20,000 members before ultimately being suppressed in 1694. The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage will present “Quilombo” (Feb. 15) as part of a Black History Month film series. “The Last Supper,” a 1976 Cuban film, will also be shown (Feb. 22). In it, a plantation owner attempts to direct 12 of his slaves in his own rendition of Jesus’ last supper. — J. Christian Walsh

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