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Bloco Afro and Afoxé shows how black Bahians use Carnival as a stage for expressing critiques of the Euro-centric social and religious order.

La Tropical is a documentary about a nightclub on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. Read a review about the film...


Film Festival

For the past two years in Bahia, Brazil, the Pan African Film Festival showcases films by or about Afro-Brazilians and the Portuguese speaking countries of Africa. Read an interview with Fatimah Froes, coordinator of the event.

Orfeu is a re-make of the 1959 film Black Orpheus. The film shows some of the harsh realities that are common in the favelas of Brazil.


More Films:

"Candombe"  
"El Espíritu de mi Mamá"  
"Mestizo"  
"The Garifuna Journey"  

 

Visual Artists:

Pen Cayetano - Belize (Garifuna)

Samuel Lind - Puerto Rico

Ruben Galloza - Uruguay

Raúl Ayala - Puerto Rico

Antonio Broccoli Porto - Puerto Rico

In Loiza, Puerto Rico, the Vejigante masks fill the streets at the St. James Fiesta every summer.  These and many other masks are a staple of Afro-Puerto Rican Art...

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Film Festivals - The African Diaspora and Latin America:

Pan African Film Festival 2003 - Los Angeles, CA 
www.paff.org

Bahia, Brazil Pan African Film Festival - Dec. 3rd - 8th, 2002
Read an interview with Fatima Froes, film festival coordinator...click here

African Diaspora Film Festival 2002 - U.S., New York, Nov. 29 - Dec. 15

Afrofest April 2002 - Brazil

 

 

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