迪雅哥・馬達爾 Thiago MATTAR
巴西 Brazil | 2019 | DCP | B&W+Colour | 94min
Taking Iacanga reveals the story behind a legendary music festival held in Brazil in the 70's and 80's. Under military law, open-air events were prohibited. Overcoming political difficulties, the festival was the biggest hippie gathering in Brazil. It was considered the Brazilian version of Woodstock, with musical performances by brilliant Brazilian artists such as Gilberto Gil and João Gilberto.
Thiago MATTAR worked at the Brazilian Cinematheque in São Paulo as film curator at film showings dedicated to short films. His web documentary Laerte (2010) was nominated for the comics award Troféu HQ Mix. Taking Iacanga (2019) is his first feature film, exploring a legendary music festival held in Brazil in the 70's and 80’s.
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The memories of the Águas Claras Festival has been lost, even thought it was a pioneering event in the history of Brazilian open-air music festivals. For ten years, I dedicated myself to rescuing this story of the struggle against middle-of-the-road, reactionary attitudes and to the celebration of our musical diversity. For both me and the crew, the production of this documentary is our most important contribution to Brazilian historiography and iconography, and we would like to dedicate "O Barato de Iacanga" to everyone who still believes in the revolutionary power of music!