The uncommonly sexy, clever and ambitious slave Xica Da Silva won her independence and much more in mid-19th-century Brazil by using her feminine wiles and her lovemaking prowess to induce the Portuguese town governor to grant her freedom. In so doing, she became a legend and an inspiration to Brazil’s large population of slaves and (eventually) ex-slaves. This film tells her story.
Reporter Goncalves exposes the developing hypocrisy of a new state rising out of the ruins of WW III amidst the desolation of the Brazilian countryside. From the remains come Rocha and mother de Alencar in search of food. To get it, they pose as peasant Indians who, in the new society, are now the privileged minority.