The Contestado - Mortal Remains

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Articulating testimonies from specialists and historians, survivor statements, remaining oral memory, in addition to the participation of thirty psychics in a seance, this documentary recovers one of the country's biggest epics, the Contestado War (1912-1916). Involving thousands of civilians and soldiers, this episode ignited conflicts in the states of ParanĂ¡ and Santa Catarina due to border and land disputes, mixed with a messianic uprising of huge proportions.

Despite the legacy that this uprising left, mobilizing consecutive waves of thousands of soldiers and even planes, this dramatic moment in Brazilian history remains unknown and absent from the national memory.

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