Legend of King Sebastian
(13 minutes) Brazil
Director: Roberto Machado Jr.
Producer: Tempo Filmes/Brasil
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tell that King Sebastian of Portugal disappeared in the dunes of
Marocco desert, during the Battle of Alcazar Quibir in 1578, was
transformed into a black bull that appears on the beaches of the
mysterious Lencois Island, off the cost of Maranhao, Brazil. In
this film, he is present in the stories told by the natives as well
as in the religious chants. The Maranhao variant of King Sebastians
Legend is a unique narrative, impregnated with references that indicate
historical relationship with Portugal and Africa, based on a popular
Machado Jr. was born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. He is a
social scientist and has a Master degree in Communication. He is
currently working on his Doctorate in Movies and Television at the
São Paulo University. Also he is teaching scriptwriting,
television production and journalism at the same University. As
a moviemaker and journalist, he directed 8 short feature films and
worked on several Brazilian and foreign films produced in Brazil.
Since 1993, Machado runs his own company, producing documentaries,
television programs and translations and dubbing for the Discovery
Channel, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Cinar and Hallmark, among others.