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Raça – new documentary about the rights of Brazilian blacks

April 22, 2013 3 Comments

“Raça”, a documentary released this week in Brazil, maps the political situation of the Black community and follows three Afro-Brazilians …

Nilo Peçanha, the first Brazilian Black president

January 2, 2013

Barack Obama begins this week his celebrated second turn as the first African-American president. But what very few people know …

Atabaque Nzinga: documentary about Afro-Brazilian culture

November 14, 2012

Directed by Octávio Bezerra and starred by great TV actress Taís Araújo, the 2007 documentary “Atabaque Nzinga” is an overview …

Earliest photos of slavery

August 21, 2012 2 Comments

Some of the earliest known photos about slavery in Brazil,  generally taken by foreign professionals hired by the Emperor Pedro …

Capoeira through the ages

September 20, 2011

Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art practiced all over the world, was originally a criminal activity. Even after the abolition of …

BBC documentary about Brazilian slavery

June 14, 2011 3 Comments

[UPDATE: unfortunately this documentary is not available at Youtube anymore. Please, click here for some other options of similar content]
Brazil …