Motion Picture Director. He was born in Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil. He is one of the founders and the most representative member of the Cinema Novo along with Ruy Guerra, Carlos Diegues, Arnaldo Jabor and Joaquim Pedro de Andrade. His films have a clear message of social criticism. He is best remembered for films such as "Deus e O Diabo Na Terra do Sol" (1964), "Terra em Transe" (1967), "Antonio Das Mortes" (1969), "O Dragao Da Maldade Contra O Santo Guerreiro" (1969), for which he won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, "Cabezas Cortadas" (1970), "História Do Brazil" (1973), "Di Cavalcanti" (1977) and "Aidade da Terra" (1980), his last film.
Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni