Brazil’s Black, Queer & Feminist Political Futures during the times of retreat of democracy

Join us for a screening of Seeds: Black Women in Power (2020, 105 minutes, Dir. Julia Mariano & Ethel Oliveira) followed by a discussion with the film’s co-director Éthel Oliveira

Friday 4/22
2pm – 4:30pm PDT
Orfalea Center conference room in Girvetz Hall 2320

Sementes: Mulheres Pretas no Poder (Seeds: Black Women in Power) shows the aftermath of the tragic assassination of Marielle Franco, the only Black councilwoman from the city of Rio de Janeiro, and how it inspired Black women across the country to run for office. The film follows several women Mônica Francisco, Rose Cipriano, Renata Souza, Jaqueline de Jesus, Tainá de Paula, and Talíria Petrone in various stages throughout their campaigns, demonstrating the possibility of doing politics in a new way and transforming mourning into struggle in Rio de Janeiro.

The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles.

More info:
Meet Éthel Oliveira – Article by Black Women Radicals
Trailer of the film

2pm – Screening of the film
3:30 pm – Q&A with co-director Ethel Oliveira
The discussion will be in Portuguese with English translation

This event is sponsored by:
Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies
The Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union (QTGSU)
Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Student Alliance (APIGSA)
Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Éthel Oliveira is a documentary filmmaker and organizer. She studied social sciences at Fluminense Federal University, researching the Guaraní indigenous people in Rio and Mato Grosso do Sul through the Ethnographic Film Laboratory and spent ten years producing human rights media projects in Pernambuco. Her previous works are Terceira Diaspora (Third Diaspora) and Vinte de Novembro (November 20, 2011), Arremate (The End, 2017), and the Baobá African Cinema Showcase in Recife (2018).

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Graduate Student Researcher at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies
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