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In short films, women are playing a leading role in the production of ‘Cinema Negro’, Black Cinema

Note from BW of Brazil: Welcome to 2016 and welcome back to Black Women of Brazil! It’s great to know that readers have the interest and are taking the time … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

With the release of documentary ‘The Case of the Wrong Man’, Camila de Moraes becomes first black woman director in 34 years to have film released in commercial theater – What took so long?

Note from BW of Brazil: The work and importance of black Brazilians filmmakers is yet another area that is very important to this blog. Afro-Brazilians have been creating incredible short … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Afroflix: New free online platform gives visibility to film productions of black Brazilians; service currently features over 100 features

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a long, hard struggle and initiatives such as this will surely aid the cause! It’s no secret that there are literally hundreds, if … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

‘Soul of Brasil’: television series approaches transformations in the country from the perspective of black people

Note from BW of Brazil:It goes without saying that I’m very excited about this new project! We’ve seen over and over in Brazil’s media that the narrative is almost always … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Culture silences racism: Black artists are gaining visibility and occupying spaces in institutions that previously ignored them

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, in reality, I would have to disagree with the title chosen for today’s post. Cultural practices and exhibits may be ways of responding to … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meet Adélia Sampaio: the first black woman to have ever directed a full feature Brazilian film!

Note from BW of Brazil: Exactly the type of story that we like to share here, especially during this, November, the Month of Black Consciousness in Brazil. In the past … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

“The Black Voice in Cinema”: Debate discusses the difficulty of Afro-Brazilian actors and filmmakers finding success in Brazil’s film industry

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s film industry is yet another genre in which if one were to judge from movie casts it would be assumed that Afro-Brazilians make up … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

A digital Black November: black media makers prepare special content for the Month of Black Consciousness

Note from BW of Brazil: November is almost here! If you don’t already know, November is the annual Month of Black Consciousness celebrated in hundreds of cities across Brazil. And just … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Identity, exposure and representation: Encrespa Geral expo in Belo Horizonte demonstrates why we need events specifically for black audiences

Note from BW of Brazil: The title of the article pretty much says it all! As Afro-Brazilians are so under-represented in the mainstream, alternative methods of representation, presenting views and … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Behind the cameras: black directors emerge on Brazilian audiovisual scene – With recent coup, filmmakers fear restriction of black production funding

The Note from BW of Brazil: The idea of a ‘Cinema Negro’ or Black Cinema emerging in Brazil has been an idea that has been gaining support as well as talented … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

In documentary ‘Mulheres Negras: Projetos de Mundo (Black Women: World Projects), 9 black women share survival experiences framed in race, gender & class

Note from BW of Brazil: Black women doing for themselves, telling their stories and bringing color and consciousness to the narrative. We’ve sad it time and time again here on … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 5 Comments

“Us by Us: Black Media in Action”: Women discuss the role of black media in 2016 edition of Festival Latinidades

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s that time of year again! Every year for the past nine years, countless hundreds of successful black Brazilian women come together in the nation’s … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Deus é uma mulher preta”, or ‘God is a black woman’: short film explores the experiences of black women living on the periphery of São Paulo

Note from BW of Brazil: One of the principle aims of this blog is to present the experience of black Brazilian women to an English-speaking audience. But as there are … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Producers from the northeastern state of Sergipe to put on an exhibit of Black Cinema

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s not often that we receive news from northeastern state of Sergipe from the racial perspective so when we get this sort of update we … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 1 Comment