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The Aesthetics of Resistance in the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora

Tuesday 20 November 2018
Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Spanish Steps

Documentary Screening: The Rainbow House Woman

A poetic documentary about the history and life of Mãe Dango, a priestess of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé de Angola from the city of Hortolândia, São Paulo State, Brazil. She is the bearer and diffuser of the banto legacy, and has become a symbol of the fight against racism, religious intolerance and the end of poverty. Faith, resistance, beauty and community affections are the strong values related to her figure.

Documentary | Country Brazil | Year 2017 | Running Time 23min | Language English | Director Gilberto Alexandre Sobrinho | Producer Julio Matos and Marcelo Félix | Cinematographer Coraci Ruiz and Felipe Bonfim | Editor Coraci Ruiz | Music Víctor Negri

Q&A with the director

Prof. Gilberto Alexandre Sobrinho is Professor of Television, Video and Cinema, at the Institute of Arts of Unicamp (Campinas, SP, Brasil), where he teaches and researches on audio-visual art and politics, identity in different media contexts. Alongside his academic career, he is a filmmaker and recently completed the Black Trilogy, which is an investigation into images and spaces of black lives in Brazil.

This event is part of the Brazil Week at Leiden 2018. It takes place with the generous support of the Brazilian Embassy in the Hague, the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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