TransAfrica and BloomScreen present: Salvador Dawning
Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 7:00 PM
at BloomBars, 3222 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
Salvador Dawning (2011, 54 min), by Kamau Hunter – examines the Movimento Negro (Black Movement), for equal rights, in Bahia state, Northeastern Brazil. Salvador Dawningcaptures the diverse perspectives of Afro-Brazilian mobilization from Brazil’s own Afro-descendant leaders, legislators, and activists while at the same time giving a glimpse of the struggles Afro-Brazilians face.
Salvador Dawning captures the diverse perspectives of Afro-Brazilian mobilization from Brazil’s own Afro-descendant leaders, legislators, and activists while at the same time giving a glimpse of the struggles Afro-Brazilians face. Afro-Brazilians number about 70 million, approximately 47% of Brazil’s total population and comprising the largest group of Afro-descendant people outside of Africa! Yet despite Afro-Brazilian’s tremendous contributions to Brazil’s culture, society and economy, they face disproportionate social and economic barriers.
Through policy, cultural enrichment, workforce and community development, today’s Afro-Brazilian leaders are shifting the pendulum and dramatically bolstering the rights, access, and quality of life of Afro-Brazilian. Their struggles and victories provide invaluable lessons for us all. (Portuguese w/ English subtitles).
After our screening, we will be led in our discussion by the film’s Executive Producer – Dr. Keith Hunter.
This film presentation was made possible thanks to our collaboration with TransAfrica – the oldest and largest African American human rights and social justice advocacy organization promoting diversity and equity in the foreign policy arena and justice for the African World.
Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help give voice to millions throughout the Diaspora who are not heard. Your gifts to BloomBars support our work in the community. Free Popcorn and refreshments provided.
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