Runtime: 90 minutes

Producers: Treme Produções

Directors: Jefferson Mello


The director and producer will be here from Brazil for this Mississippi premiere. The award-winning director Jefferson Mello traveled to six countries and over many kilometers to explore the ancestry in the blues, rumba and jongo through the eyes of three main characters (including Pontotoc, Mississippi's Terry "Harmonica" Bean) and their beautiful stories. If the geographical spaces and musical instruments are different, the origins of all these rhythms are African. And it is about this, from the African diaspora, that the documentary is born to address the great African heritage that produced these three musical rhythms, consolidated worldwide. A delicate, intimate and musically profound portrait in images and interviews with musicians and experts in the subject that trace the rescue of the identity of these musical genres in the appreciation of their cultures. AFRICAN REASONS is a universal film. A legacy that values traditions, promotes dialogue between cultures and the different worldviews that it addresses and that are the greatest representatives of the world francophone space.