As part of the “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” exhibition, the Fowler Museum at UCLA is hosting a free screening of the film “Barravento” on Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Lenart Auditorium.

A classic of Brazil’s Cinema Novo movement, “Barravento” (directed by Glauber Rocha, 1962) deals with poor fishermen in the state of Bahia, Brazil who are economically exploited because of religious mysticism. The story follows an educated man who returns home to his fishing village from the city to try and free people from the spiritual enchantment of the Candomblé religion, which he considers the source of their of political and social oppression.

The Axé Bahia film series is curated by Randal Johnson, distinguished professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information about the exhibit or the event, click here.