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Pelourinho, They Don't Really Care About Us
Pelourinho, They Don't Really Care About Us
Super-8 to Video
9 mins


Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us (2019) is freely inspired by visionary American author, sociologist, civil rights activist and Pan-Africanist, W. E. B. Du Bois. Filmed on Super-8 film in Pelourinho the historic city center of Salvador, Bahia, the film is a series of vignettes that juxtaposes a letter from Du Bois to the U.S. Embassy of Brazil in 1927 concerning attitudes and discrimination towards Black American travelers against pop icon Michael Jackson’s most controversial music video.


Produced by Obibini Pictures LLC
Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu
Cinematography by Akosua Adoma Owusu
Voice Over: Lais Machado & Augusto Soledade
Edited by Dylan Bowman
Sound Design & Mix: Kari Rae Seekins


Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia