Brazilian artists to present their film in Lewiston

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LEWISTON — Brazilian music and storytelling, featuring Antonio Rocha and Inácio do Nascimento, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library.

Nascimento is a small farmer, musician and Brazilian activist featured in the award-winning documentary, Ciclovida. Rocha’s unique solo shows of stories and mime have been performed from Singapore to Hawaii, including 14 countries on six continents. Both performers present heartfelt stories about struggle and hope in Brazil.

The performers will also present a pedal powered electricity generator workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about sustainable energy and how the makers of Ciclovida power each film showing with their bicycles.

And, finally, a showing of Ciclovida and discussion with the Brazilian filmmakers will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College.

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The film features Inácio do Nascimento and Ivánia Cavalcante, who rode their bikes thousands of miles across South America, collecting natural seeds and stories of how industrial agriculture is displacing thousands of small farmers from their land. Now, with filmmaker Matt Feinstein, they are showing the award-winning film to American audiences.

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