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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


SYNOPSIS

Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us (2019) is freely inspired by a letter in 1927 from Pan Africanist W.E.B. Du Bois to the American embassy in Brazil, this colorful film explores how it was impossible for African Americans to travel to Brazil through a series of vignettes and reminds us of the inequality still faced by that country’s black inhabitants.

REVIEWS

"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

CAST & CREW

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


GRANTS & SUPPORT

Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia

OFFICIAL SELECTION

International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2019
Vertical Cinema, 2019
Onion City Experimental Film Festival, 2019
Athens International Film & Video Festival, 2019