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Afro-Latino Festival NYC 2018 Presents:
Shorts Program
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 1:30PM

Abrons Arts Center, Room B
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Room B
F/M to Delancey/Essex; B/D to Grand St.; M14A to Pitt St.

Film 1: Nosso Sagrado/The Sacred in Us (2018)

Director: Jorge Santana, Fernando Sousa and Gabriel Barbosa
Run Time: 31 min
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese (English Subtitles)
Synopsis: In the First Republic (1889-1930) as well as in the Vargas Era (1930-1945) the traditional terreiro communities were criminalized, their persecuted religious and their sacred objects were seized. In Rio de Janeiro, there are records that more than 200 objects were seized by the police, which after the end of the official criminalization became part of the collection in the Museum of Civil Police. The documentary Nosso Sagrado deals with the past of persecution of traditional terreiro communities, the "Black Magic" collection found in the Police Museum, the difficulty of access to the collection by religious, researchers and the population in general, as well as the struggle for to release the sacred objects that have been in the possession of the Civil Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro for 100 years.
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Film 2: Dirty Skin/ Pele Suja Minha Carne (2016)

Director: Bruno RIbeiro
Run Time: 13:46 min
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese (English Subtitles)
Synopsis: João takes a bath after another soccer play with his white friends.
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Program is followed by Talkback w/ Umbanda Activist Mae Heloísa Helena Costa Berto

This program is presented as part of the Afro Latino Festival NYC/Liberación Film Festival, July 13-15, 2018 (

Festival passes to the Liberación Film Festival can be purchased here.

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