The kingdom hidden in Brazil
204,606 views | Marc Adam Hertzman and Flavio dos Santos Gomes • TED-Ed
In the 1600s, an expansive autonomous settlement called Palmares reached its height in Brazil. It was founded and led by people escaping from slavery, also called maroons. It was one of the world's largest maroon communities, its population reaching beyond 10,000— and its citizens were at constant war with colonial forces. Marc Adam Hertzman & Flavio dos Santos Gomes tell the story of Palmares. [Directed by Mateus Moretto, Visorama, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Stephen LaRosa].