EFEBy Eduardo Davis Brasilia

A night of dance and revelry that a score of refugees enjoyed at this year's Rio Carnival has been captured in a new documentary, a film that pays tribute to the resilience of people who fled persecution and conflict in their homelands to make a fresh start in Brazil.

"Resistencia. La jornada de los refugiados en el Carnaval" (Resistance: Refugee Day at Carnival) was produced by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in April, when 20 migrants granted asylum Brazil paraded in costume with the Salgueiro samba school.

Directed by Betania Furtado, the film focuses on five of those refugees - 47-year-old Venezuelan Ingrid Carmen Bucan, 22-year-old Angolan Filomena Ester, 30-year-old Congolese Yves Abdalla, 36-year-old Moroccan Mohammed Amin and 28-year-old Syrian Adel Bakkour - and provides a glimpse at the new life they have forged in Brazil.