From Benin to Brazil: slavery and voodoo ties

A recent Brazilian film entitled Pedra da Memoria (Memory’s Stone), follows the journey of a prominent Afro-Brazilian priest to Benin where many of Brazil’s former slaves came from. A history of tradition, slavery and voodoo.

While visiting the Brazilian city of Sao Luis, BBC Africa’s Manuel Toledo saw the documentary and a photo exhibition about the journey at a local museum.

He managed to track down the priest, father Euclides Talabyan, and the film-maker, Renata Amaral.

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