Production Company Gachot Films (Switzerland) | Co-Production Company RSI - Radiotelevisione svizzera (Switzerland), SRF Swiss Television (Switzerland), ZDF (Germany), ARTE (France/Germany) | Producer Georges Gachot Gachot Films (Switzerland) | Assoc. Producer Pierre Olivier Bardet Idéale Audience (France) | Camera Pio Corradi, Peter Guyer, Georges Gachot Gachot Films (Switzerland), Séverine Barde, Felipe Reinheimer | Editor Ruth Schläpfer | Audio recorded and mixed by Jürg von Allmen C.A.S. Digiton GmbH (Switzerland) | Sound Ingineer Balthasar Jucker, François Waledisch, Aloysio Compasso | Production Year 2014 | Recorded Brazil | Musical Style World music | Dance Company Samba School Vila Isabel (Brazil) | Source video/audio HD / Dolby surround 5.1 | Distribution TV EuroArts Music International GmbH (Germany) | Distribution DVD EuroArts Music International GmbH (Germany) | Duration 82'
Samba, together with football and beautiful women, is what springs to mind when we think of Brazil. We wish to transcend such clichés and take Samba for what it is. And that is the great discovery of this film: that Samba cannot be reduced simply to dance and lascivious hip movements. Samba is also word, language, text, lyrics or simply said a way of life. The composer and singer Martinho da Vila guides us through today’s world of Samba and we meet with his Samba school in Rio de Janeiro, the Vila Isabel, winner of Carnaval 2013. (Photo: O Samba by Gachot Films)