Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

‘K-Bela’, a short film written, directed and featuring black women, is being hailed as a milestone in Brazilian cinema!


Note from BW of Brazil: Needless to say, we patiently await the opportunity to be able to view this important film! The film K-Bela, which is a play on the … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Making moves! After appearing in the Fevest fashion show, up and coming actress/model Stefanie Durval stars in the film ‘Quebrando as Pernas’


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always nice to bring our readers people who making things happen! We first introduced you to this young lady last June. But since then Stefanie … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trajectory of the documentary “Raça” features three black personalities in the struggle for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The BW of Brazil blog has featured the work and opinions of filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo in a number of posts. He is the the most … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chica da Silva: From slave to elite in 18th century Brazil


Francisca da Silva de Oliveira, or simply Chica da Silva or Xica da Silva (Serro, cerca 1732 – February 15, 1796), was a slave, later freed, who lived in the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

A discussion of Black Women in Cinema


In the spring of 2010 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, three black Brazilian actresses came together to discuss the presence of black Brazilian women in Brazilian Cinema and … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

A discussion of Black Women in Cinema


In the spring of 2010 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, three black Brazilian actresses came together to discuss the presence of black Brazilian women in Brazilian Cinema and … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment