PELOURINHO, THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US

Akosua Adoma Owusu
Ghana · 2019 · 9 min
Official Selection - International Competition (Short Films) Documental


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Screenplay W.E.B. Du Bois


Editing Dylan Bowman


Sound Kari Rae Seekins


Music Michael Jackson, Dona Ivone Lara, Joãozinho da Gomeia


Cinematography Akosua Adoma Owusu


Cast Lais Machado, Augusto Soledade


Production Obibini Pictures LLC


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The starting point is a letter from human rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois to the American embassy in Brazil. The fact that in 1927 it was impossible for African Americans to travel to Brazil reminds us of the inequality still faced by that country’s black inhabitants.

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