Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

“Black women have a history and a voice”: Brazilian documentary brings together stories of black women; check out an interview with the director Day Rodrigues


Note from BW of Brazil: Documentaries such as this one are the very reason that spawned the idea of launching the Black Women of Brazil blog. Black Brazilian women in … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Director Jeferson De debuts his film “Correndo atrás” at Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles; with cast made up of almost all blacks actors, movie details the difficulty of being a poor, black man in Brazilian society


Note from BW of Brazil: Of course by now, everyone knows about the blockbuster American film with the nearly all-black cast that’s breaking all sorts of box office records. I’m … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Do voices have color? Controversy arises after activists discover that vast majority of voice overdub actors of ‘Black Panther’ film are white


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s amazing how many intriguing developments and details are coming out, all connected to the release of the blockbuster film Black Panther (Pantera Negra) in … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

From north to south, Afro-Brazilians organize all-black viewings of “Black Panther”; black community in São Paulo expecting huge turnout on Saturday


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, judging from the first few days, the new Marvel super hero action film Black Panther (released as Pantera Negra in Brazil) looks like its … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 4 Comments

“Black Panther” arrives in Brazil, shows the possible side of cinema: “We want to see stories with black heroes & heroines, characters breaking stereotypes”


Note from BW of Brazil: The wait is finally over! For more than a week now, I watched people share photos, trailers and comments about the debut Marvel’s Black Panther film. Needless, … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Researcher participates in debate: What is black cinema and why is there resistance to this art form?


Note from BW of Brazil: The Festival Latinidades is an annual event of nearly one week that highlights the experience of black women of Latin American and the Caribbean that … Continue reading

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