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Cinema in Conversation: Cinemaissí x ARMA: Latin American Racism in Films

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Anti-Racism Media Activist Alliance (ARMA Alliance) joins Cinemaíssi once again for another amazing event! This time, together we host the session “Latin American Racism in Films: From Lived Experience to Anti-Racism Action”.

Before the discussion ARMA Alliance features two films: the fictional drama “Miriam Miente” (Miriam Lies, 2018, Dominican Republic) and the short documentary “Complexos” (2020, Brazil/Finland). Despite happening in different societies, the two films represent a mosaic of how racism manifests itself in Latin America and how people turn their experiences suffering from racism and discrimination into anti-racism action.

The screening of the films will be followed by a Cinema in Conversation -session between Dr. Leonardo Custódio (Åbo Akademi, ARMA Alliance) and Paloma Sandberg (Good Hair Day Helsinki). In the talk, Custódio (Afro-Brazilian) and Sandberg (Afro-Dominican/Afro-Finnish) reflect about how the films relate to their own lives and activism between Latin America and Finland.

The discussion is live streamed through Youtube.

ARMA Alliance is a #boldmaker initiative funded by the Kone Foundation.

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Paloma Sandberg is an activist, event coordinator, tourism activities organizer and soon to be bachelor of hospitality management. In addition to Finland and the Dominican Republic, Paloma has lived and worked in Gran Canaria, Greece & Bulgaria. Paloma has been part of Good Hair Day ( since 2018, first as a volunteer and then as a collective member.  

Dr. Leonardo Custódio is a postdoctoral researcher at Åbo Akademi University. He is also one of the coordinators of the Anti-Racism Media Activist Alliance (ARMA Alliance, Kone Foundation).



October 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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