Bom Dia Brasil premieres this Friday (2), a series about the bicentennial of the Independence of Brazil. will be 3 episodes that will show how women, blacks and indigenous people participated in this process — 200 years later, they are groups that still fight for equality and inclusion.
Who leads this journey through our history is the reporter Monica Sanches, who has been researching the subject for months. She found documents, some of them rare, interviewed historians and many Brazilians.
Mônica Sanchez during the recording of the special series on the bicentennial of the Independence of Brazil — Photo: TV Globo
Luisa Sá, editor of the series, spoke about the three episodes and said that they are exciting. She talked about the creation process and explained what each episode brings.
“When we think of Independence, we immediately think of the cry of Ipiranga, in a peaceful process, but the population participated in struggles, in wars”, says Luisa Sá.
Luisa talks about the main points of the series — Photo: TV Globo
The first episode will talk about women. At the time of Independence, they could not participate in public life, they were restricted to domestic activities. Even so, some managed to stand out. On Itaparica Island (BA), the story of Maria Felipa, a black shellfish gatherer, who led an uprising that helped expel the Portuguese, is famous.
Marisqueira Maria Felipa led an uprising that helped expel Portuguese people in Bahia — Photo: TV Globo
The second episode shows that without the participation of the black and enslaved population, who dreamed of the end of slavery, it would not have been possible to conquer Independence. Important victories took place in Bahia, with the support of the black population.
Black population played an important role in the conquest of Independence — Photo: TV Globo
In the third and final episode, we will see that the indigenous people also participated in these wars of Independence. Bom Dia Brasil went to Piauí and found the exact place where one of these battles took place.
Indigenous land in Piauí where a war for Independence took place — Photo: TV Globo