AluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival is beyond just what its title suggests. Although its origins are in experimental short films, these days it is a lot more. They present short and often experimental films from around the world and also showcase artistic performances and talks about culture. Best of all, this year AluCine has invited us to to present a series of Afro-Brazilian documentary shorts that will be featured on March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Jackman Hall, in the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The description and media photos of the films are below.
The program we are presenting was curated by Moira Toledo, the curator for the International Short Film Festival in São Paulo. She and her assistants Bruno Rezende and Tereza Temer are scheduled to be in Toronto for the screening.The curatorial statement by Moira Toledo:"This rich program made by Afro-Brazilian filmmakers is simultaneously a testament to the creative potential of the Afro population of Brazil and to the forces that deny their realization. Inevitably, all the films we have selected highlight racism (both explicit and active) intolerance, and latent issues such as the prejudicial and homogeneous nature of mainstream beauty standards in Brazil."
Zumbi Somos Nós / 2007 / Brazil