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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

Afro-Brazilian actors pay homage to Ruth de Souza, 92, a pioneering black actress of Brazilian Cinema


Note from BW of Brazil: Always be careful what you ask for! A few months ago this writer had a passing thought about the veteran actress Ruth de Souza, who … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Revisiting the triumph and controversy surrounding the film Filhas do Vento, the first Brazilian film made with a majority black cast and black director – Part 3


Filhas do Vento – The challenges and triumph Note: This is the third and final part of this three part series; see part 1 and part 2 Directing a cast full of well-known … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Revisiting the triumph and controversy surrounding the film Filhas do Vento, the first Brazilian film made with a majority black cast and black director – Part 1


Filhas do Vento DVD cover For today’s post and those of the next few days, I wanted to discuss Filhas do Vento, a 2004 film directed by Joel Zito Araújo. Now I’m … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Legendary actress Ruth de Souza


Along with Léa Garcia and Zezé Motta, one of the most important black Brazilian actresses, Ruth de Souza is a legend of the performing arts with a major career in world of theater, … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment