Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Brazilian cinema

Three negras brasileiras become aware of what being a black woman means through experiences in Mozambique; seek your help to fund documentary


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another story that explains the very existence of this blog. In Brazil, “tornar-se negro”, or “becoming black”, is often a process of self-realization, understanding … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Actors speak out – “Brazilian cinema is the most racist in the world”: Made with public money, blacks sponsor films of whites in which they are not included


Note from BW of Brazil: The secret is out, if it was ever, in fact, a secret. Black Brazilian artists, actors, directors, producers, etc. are basically frozen out of the … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 5


Maria Gal (Gal Quaresma), 35, actress and cultural entrepreneur from the city of São Paulo “The history of black women in Brazil has been marked by violations of their rights … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

What is it to be a black woman in Brazil? Part 5


Maria Gal (Gal Quaresma), 35, actress and cultural entrepreneur from the city of São Paulo “The history of black women in Brazil has been marked by violations of their rights … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 1 Comment