Pos-culture professor/UFBA signs series script on « wars of Brazil » on Netflix

Researcher and professor of the Institute of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Professor Milton Santos (IHAC/UFBA) and the multidisciplinary Program of Post-Graduation in Culture and Society (Post-Culture), Felipe Milanez signs, together with documentary filmmaker Luiz Bolognesi, the script for the first episode of the documentary series “Wars of Brazil.Doc“, which debuted in June this year in the streaming service Netflix.
“The Wars of Conquest”, the title chosen for the episode, shows, according to the synopsis, how the wars generated by the invasion and colonization of Brazil for over 500 years are still alive today. Like the relations between Europeans who arrived here from 1500 onwards and the indigenous peoples, who had been living in these lands for thousands of years, they still reverberate in conflicts of the present day and which even occur at this moment. The indigenous leader, writer and environmentalist Ailton Krenak, anthropologists Carlos Fausto and João Pacheco de Oliveira, historian Pedro Luis Puntoni and indigenous leader Sônia Guajajara participate as interviewed. The series has five episodes in total, each lasting approximately 26 minutes.


Associate Professor at the Institute of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Professor Milton Santos (IHAC), University of Bahia. Permanent Professor in the multidisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Culture and Society (Poscultura), at the IHAC, and collaborator of the Professional Master in History of Africa, Diaspora and Indigenous Peoples, at the Center for Arts, Humanities and Letters (CAHL/UFRB). He was adjunct professor of “decolonization of knowledge: university, society and environment” at UFRB between 2015-2018. PhD in Sociology from the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He was a researcher at CES with the Marie Curie Fellow Researcher (initial Training Network – FP7) fellowship for the Program of Political Ecology – European Network of Political Ecology (Entitle), and a visiting researcher at the School of Environment, Education and Development of the University of Manchester, England (2013), and the Museum of Pará Emilio Goeldi in Bethlehem (2014).He is the leader of the Group of Research in Political Ecology: Undisciplined Environments and Other (R)existences; member of the Working Group Political Ecology Since Latin America Abya Yala, no CLACSO. The main theme of the current research work is the paradigm of political ecology, focusing on alternatives to development, ecological conflicts, decolonial epistemologies and the common”.