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Dos 33 inscritos, 05 foram selecionados para participar do Spotlight Brazil em outubro na Califórnia. Saiba +

Fruto de uma colaboração que conecta a diáspora africana do Brasil, EUA e mais de 15 países africanos, o NoBrasil apresenta pela primeira vez uma parceria com o Festival de Cinema Africano do Vale do Silício (SVAFF – Silicon Valley African Film Festival), que acontece de 14 a 16 outubro, em Mountain View no estado da Califórnia, nos Estados Unidos. Chegando na sua sétima edição unindo comunidades, culturas e continentes, este ano o festival criado pelo nigeriano Chike C. Nwoffiah faz um chamado especial para xs cineastas brasileirxs cujas obras reflitam imagens, narrativas e histórias que tragam como inspiração os trânsitos da cultura afro-brasileira. Como resultado da parceria, criou-se no Festival o Spotlight Brazil, espaço destinado à produção de filmes brasileiros.

Dos 33 inscritos, 05 foram selecionados. Confira a lista e agradecemos a todxs por participar!

 

Das raízes às pontas

From the Roots to the Tips (Portuguese / English subtitles)
20 minutes / 2015
Documentary Short
Director: Flora Egécia
Country: Brazil
Despite the country’s image of accepting all types of people, racism is a daily occurrence in Brazil that affects black peoples.”From the Roots to the Tips,” speaks of the acceptance of curly hair as a statement of black identity in the country.

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Òrun Àiyé

12 minutes / 2015
Animation
Director: Jamile Coelho / Cintia Maria
Country: Brazil
Òrun Àiyé shows the trajectory of Oxalá in its mission to create the world.

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Kbela 

15 minutes / 2016

Documentary Short

Director: Yasmin Thayná

Country: Brazil

A sensitive look at the experience of racism suffered by black women in Brazil. Beautifully photographed and packed with symbolism, song and movement, Kbela invokes the ancestral powers and beauty of Mama Africa as expressed in the natural hair of the black woman. It invites us on a transformational journey of self discovery, self-representation and empowerment.

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Port of Little Africa 

77 minutes / 2014
Documentary Feature
Director: Claudia Mattos
Country: Brazil
The origins of Rio de Janeiro’s Port Area, nicknamed Little Africa. A place of strong African cultural heritage, where samba, football, many important social and workers rebellions, Rio’s bohemian lifestyle and the city’s first favela were born. Little Africa taught Rio how to be carioca.

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Snack Time

15 minutes / 2015
Narrative Short
Director: Claudia Mattos
Country: Brazil
If it wasn’t for the free lunch at the public school, the brothers Joalisson, Joedson and Jowilson would starve the entire day, because their single mother is unemployed and the family is in a big financial problem. But she doesn’t want the neighbors to know they have no food at home. Every afternoon she obliges the boys to stand at the front window pretending they’re having snack time. How long will this humbug go on?

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