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Silvana Afram

Silvana Afram lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has been a video artist since 1983. Afram is very involved in AIDS prevention campaigns aimed at women. She is a researcher and editor for magazines and community groups. She also has given video workshops in Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Afram works on relations between different signifiers, both verbal and non-verbal. She has been awarded many times for her work including: 3e Festival Latino Américain de vidéo à Quito; Festival international du nouveau cinéma et de la vidéo de Montéal; Video Mulher de Brasili; Festival da Terra de Sao Paulo. (8/14)

Black Women of Brazil
Directed by Silvana Afram, 1986, 25 min., Color

Despite official jargon to the contrary, Brazilians live in a racially segregated class system. This upbeat, sensitive and elegantly composed document...

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