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 to realize that the very race of people whom they treat so badly, make fun of their hair, make jokes about and generally see as inferior is what their almighty supreme being looks like? Brazilians could get an idea what this might feel like if they watch a recently released film. Another film considered the idea last year so the concept isn’t/shouldn’t be shocking. “I saw God and she was black!” Has a nice ring to it. I have no interest in seeing this film but its still a great way to challenge the way people conceive the concept of race and place.
Zezé Motta is “God” in a film
Tribute to the 2017 Troféu Raça Negra does not stop!
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She is 73, but to consider the appearance and the hectic life that leads anyone would be able to imagine. The tireless Zezé Motta, who sings, plays, participates in movements as an activist in social causes and is the great honoree of the Troféu Raça Negra 2017 … Phew! She’s on a poster of the film A Comédia Divina (The Divine Comedy), where she interprets God.
The one who broke barriers giving life to the unforgettable Xica da Silva, a black protagonist in times when something of the genre was unimaginable, once again breaks taboos and as a woman and black, God lives in this Brazilian comedy.
In the plot, Zezé faces the nonconformist Devil (Murilo Rosa) who in an attempt to rescue “faithful” founds a church! A movie for those who want to laugh and have fun!
A comédia divina : Scene shows Zezé Motta as God and Murilo Rosa as the Devil
Homage at the Troféu Raça Negra
In all the interviews, when being asked about being the homage of the Troféu Raça Negra, Zeze is excited. “The expectation with the honor is high, but only at the moment will I know how I will react. Surely my legs will shake,” the actress told Afro-Brazilians.
At the launch of the event, held in São Paulo in September, the singer sang in thanks to the direction of the event that will honor her. See here the Zumbi TV coverage of the 2017 Troféu Raça Negra in São Paulo.