A Guerra dos Pelados

TitleA Guerra dos Pelados
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1970
AuthorsBack, Sylvio, and Guido Wilmar Sassi
Running Time1h 38min
DistributorCIC Vídeo
Publication LanguagePortuguese

In 1913, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, the government appropriated land to a foreign railway company, which gave rise to revolt by the former owners of the land. The uprising became known as the Contestado War (1912-1916), which was a guerrilla war for land between settlers and landowners, the latter supported by the Brazilian state's police and military forces. Those expropriated shaved their heads and entrenched themselves in a stronghold.

Translated TitleThe War of the Bald Heads
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