City of Women / Cidade das Mulheres

Director: Giovani Almeida and Lazaro Faria
Country: Brazil
Year: 1999
Running Time: 22 min.
Language: Portuguese

In 1939, the North American anthropologist Ruth Landes came to Bahia to do research on the black race and was surprised by the strength and the sovereignty of the women of Candomble, who within the religion and the religious community exercised their matriarchal power.