Video

Mulheres Negras (Femmes noires du Brésil/Black Women of Brazil)

Zeesy Powers

1986, 25:00 minutes, colour, French/Portugese/English

TAPECODE 9999

In this video documentary, black women speak out about their oppression as women and as black women. Despite the official jargon to the contrary, there exists in Brazil a racially segregated class system, where wealth belongs to a small white elite. The women describe how they cope with this discrimination, how they created ways to validate their lives and experiences with their own music and religion. Sensitively made, using an intense interview/portrait style, the tape celebrates the many faces of black women in Brazil.

Des femmes Noires témoignent de la double oppression qu'elles subissent, dans un pays où le pouvoir économique et politique est exclusivement détenu par des Blancs. Elles disent leur fierté d'être Noires, d'être femmes, et de partager une culture, une musique et une religion pleines de richesse.

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