Movie-Database: Movies




Name: RAÇA

Country: Brasilien

Year of publication: 2012

Format: DCP

Color: color

Language : OF m. engl. UT

Duration: 104 Minuten

Direction: Araújo, Joel Zito; Mylan, Megan


No where else in the global diaspora do so many people of African descent live as in Brazil. The approximately 100 million Afro-Brazilians comprise half the population, but are socially and politically marginalised and discriminated against even today. The documentary shows this, using the example of three protagonists who work in different ways for equal rights for blacks in Brazil. In Brasília, the capital, the only black senator in the country is fighting for an equal rights law. In São Paolo, a prominent black pop star launches a new TV channel that is

to present the multicultural Brazilian society. And somewhere in the provinces, the granddaughter of slaves deported from Africa defends her rightful claim to the land that her ancestors cultivated. Director Joel Zito Araújo is one of the most famous filmmakers in Brazil and has already made several award-winning documentaries

and feature fi lms about inequality and racism in his country. He also presented his film RAÇA at the FESPACO pan- African film festival in Burkina Faso.