Black Women of Brazil

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Beyond the stereotype: In the 50th year of the Brasília Film Festival movie award ceremony, two of this year’s winners are Afro-Brazilian actors


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a shame that the vast majority of Brazilians won’t even see some of the nation’s own film productions, but that doesn’t mean we can’t … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

God is a woman and black! Veteran actress Zezé Motta plays God in the recently released film ‘A Comédia Divina’


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always an idea that would test the limits of the way people see the world and the afterworld. How would people react if they came … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

For critics, Grace Passô is the best actress in Brazil, but most Brazilians have never heard of her


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another black Brazilian woman who deserves her due recognition! Actress Grace Passô has been perfecting her craft for a number years, mostly in theater pieces, … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

‘The Mountaintop’ is not about MLK; in truth the play starring Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo speaks about the situation of the black woman


Note from BW of Brazil: In a previous post about O Topo da Montanha, the Brazilian adaption of the play 2011 American play Mountaintop we mentioned that we would continue … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

What racial insults directed at actress Cris Vianna tell us about Brazilian society


Note from BW of Brazil: The story is getting to be pretty common. Black women. Brazilian. Prominence in the media. Racial insult. Actress Cris Vianna is simply the latest in … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

After portraying a maid 25 times on TV, long-time actress Solange Couto denounces racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes in life it’s necessary to stop, step back and think for a few minutes so that it’s possible to see ‘the big picture’, as … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book about the career of pioneering actress Ruth de Souza will be released in Rio


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, in the 21st century, the role of Afro-Brazilian women in Brazilian film and television remains minuscule although there has been some progress made. Actress Taís … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 1 Comment