“For a Female Black Cinema – Brazil” was the theme of September. With curatorship of Janaína Oliveira, this session is composed by a significant achievements of black Brazilian female production in contemporary times. The purpose of this exhibition is to present to the public a fraction of the strength of this generation that has been strengthening collective productions, highlighting the female black protagonism in the audiovisual productions of the country when trying to break the barriers of the national cinema production in Brazil.
We had the presence of Juliana Lobo, born in Brazil and finishing her PhD in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms at the University of Aveiro, which has been in contact with women involved in this movement and to transmit us her vision of it.
Full room session Juliana Lobo
Empowered – #EP04 2º Season
Documentary – 8′ – YEAR 2017
Director – Renata Martins
Sueli Carneiro is one of the greatest Brazilian references in the history of black feminism. Born in Lapa and raised in the western part of São Paulo, Sueli always knew what it was to be black. It was from her entrance into the faculty of philosophy and into the militancy of the black movement that her knowledge was transformed into action. Referenced in Lélia Gonzales and Abdias do Nascimento, Sueli Carneiro is a philosopher and a PhD in education and one of the founders of Geledés – Black Women’s Institute. In our meeting, Sueli is more than the voice of militancy and black feminism, she tells us her story as a good matriarch who is.
Maíra is well
Documentary – 8’ – YEAR 2017
Director – Juliana Lima
Through narratives, the video documentary “Maíra is well”, about the loneliness of the black woman, presents experiences of women who decided military for independence and against the cruel everyday social life imposed by racism and discrimination, having also in common the fact that they haven’t fixed affective partners. These are testimonies loaded with feelings caused by exclusion and prejudice.
Monga, Coffee Portrait
Documentary – 15’ – YEAR 2017
Brazil & Cuba
Director – Everlane Moraes
An invitation to have a cup of coffee. This is the beginning of an intimate conversation that allows me to sketch a portrait of Ramona Reyes, a woman who works on the coffee plantations, a culture she inherited from her father, a Haitian murdered for being a messenger for the rebels, to help the triumph of the revolution. Her dry hands, punished by work, still maintains the simple vanity of a woman who hasn’t lost her beauty.
Documentary – 15’ – YEAR 2017
Director – Urânia Munzanzu
A Women ‘s film based on the experience of director Urânia Munzanzu, to speak of female protagonism in the Jeje Mahi tradition, religious tradition and faith in transatlantic bridges – from Bahia to Benin / Africa. A documentary with an intimate and sensitive look, (re) uniting the “secret owners” of a tradition under threat of extinction, the nation of candomblé Jeje. The film invites the matriarchs of the cult of Vodun in Bahia for their first encounter with the Mother Earth. Taking the heirs of the ancestry that forged in Brazil “other Africas”, the director remakes the route of the Routes of slavery treading paths of freedom.
Documentary – 5′ – YEAR 2017
Director – Safira Moreira
Using a poetic language, Travessia starts from the search for the photographic memory of the black families and assumes a critical and affirmative posture in the face of the near absence and stigmatization of black representation.
Fiction – 15’ – YEAR 2015
Director – Larissa Fulana de Tal
“Ashes” is a film that deals with the daily life of Toni, a fictional character, but who resembles the experience of many other real characters.