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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 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.

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