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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 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 based on a letter from Du Bois to the American Embassy of Brazil in 1927 concerning attitudes and discrimination towards Black American travelers.


"The starting point for this colourful film 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." -- IFFR


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


International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2018