SLAVE HUNTER (RANCHEADOR)
Rancheadors were henchmen of the slave-owning colonialists on the Caribbean island of Cuba charged with the task of pursuing fugitive slaves and returning them to their owners. Getting paid for his work by using the severed ear of a returned slave as proof of his success, Pedro Esteves, bloodthirsty central figure of this film not only hunted down runaways but as others of his kind bolstered the power of the ruling class, cutting off the buds of rebellion and thus liberty for all the oppressed, blacks and whites alike. Based on the book, Diario de un rancheador by Cirilo Villaverde.
Cuba, 1977, 98 min, drama, Spanish with English subtitles, Sergio Giral, dir.
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