Film 1: A FIRST LOOK- Awakened/ Despertando (2019)
Director: Juan Mejia Botero / Marco Williams
Run Time: 15 min
Language: English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Synopsis: In recent years we’ve been harshly reminded that White supremacy lies at the foundation of nation states across the Western world.
Black young people today find themselves at a pivotal time - Awakening, Questioning, Asserting their position against the violence against Black lives and Black bodies.
In AWAKENING / DESPERTANDO, Black youth from Ferguson, MO and Buenaventura, Colombia embark on a journey to discover what it means to be Black in different corners of the world. Using digital cameras they document their lives, forging a black lives matter bridge across the 2500 miles that separate them.
Film 2: Negro: A Docuseries on Latino Identity (2012)
Director: Dash Harris
Run Time: 16 min
Country: Various Countries
Synopsis: Negro is a docu-series exploring identity, colonization, racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean and the color complex among Latinos. Through candid interviews from Latinos, the social manifestations and consequences of the deep-seated color complex is deconstructed.
Clip Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asevaj8lK_U&list=PLxbxYSezKujyUhMWhpkJ0ebxivFonPs0lI
Film 3: Trenzas: La Politica de la Aestetica/ Braids: The Politics of Aesthetics (2018)
Director: Alberto Barrow
Run Time: 16 min
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Clip Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylK1HsFWWZA
Program is followed by Q&A/Talkback
This program is presented as part of the Afro Latino Festival NYC/Liberación Film Festival, July 13-15, 2018 (www.afrolatinofestnyc.com)
Festival passes to the Liberación Film Festival can be purchased here
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