Black Narratives in Brazilian Cinema: 3 Short Films

3 short films and discussion with director Tai Linhares

Directors: Tai Linhares, Coletivo Cafuné na Laje, Yasmin Thayná
Country: Brazil
Year: 2019, 2015, 2015
Duration: 65
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

Age rate: 18

Friday 25 Oct, 16:00, Cultural Center Caisa


Mixed Race / Favela that has seen me grow / Kbela

MIXED RACE: An authoritarian regime plans to restore white supremacy in Brazil. Their first act is to demand the return of all white Brazilian citizens living abroad. In the midst of this political chaos, Tai needs to prove that she is not white, but is faced with uncertainty about her own racial identity. The film delves into the ambiguous concept of race in Brazil, exploring the traces left by its colonial past and the family history of the director. An exploratory journey between fiction and documentary.

FAVELA: A film that portrays the life of Tia Dorinha, Vó Chiquinha, Tião do Azul and Mais Preto. Following their own narratives and everyday lives, the film ties their narratives to the affective relationships build throughout the years at favela Jacarezinho, in Rio de Janeiro.

KBELA: A sensitive look at the experience of racism suffered daily by black women. The discovery of an ancestral power emerges from their natural hair transcending whitening. A subjective exercise of self-representation and empowerment.

The screening is followed by a discussion:

Black Narratives in Brazilian Cinema

A Conversation between Léo Custódio (ARMA Alliance) and filmmaker Tai Linhares (Brazil/Germany)

Black Narratives in Brazilian Cinema