Black Women of Brazil

Mulheres Negras

Directed by Silvana Afram

Brazil | 1986 | 25 minutes | Color | DVD | Voiceover | Order No. 99315


Despite official jargon to the contrary, Brazilians live in a racially segregated class system. This upbeat, sensitive and elegantly composed documentary, produced by Lilith Video Collective, looks at the ways Black women have coped with racism while validating their lives through their own music and religion.


“An indispensable video work for any Latin American program.”

Beatriz Viera Neighborhood Film Project


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)

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