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Abolição (Abolition)

Introduced by Janaína Oliveira

Among Black Atlantic Cinemas

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required and opens Friday, July 8 at 12:00 p.m.

In 1988, the centenary of abolition of slavery in Brazil, Zózimo Bulbul made Abolição, a compelling historical analysis of racial issues in his country. Through interviews with essential characters in the preservation of Black culture, archival research, and reenactment of the past, Bulbul provides a singular cinematic reflection on Brazilian Black history, from a Black perspective. Bulbul (1937–2013) was a renowned Brazilian actor, filmmaker, and activist who cofounded and organized the Encontro de Cinema Negro Brasil, África & Américas, which still showcases films featuring African and Afro-Brazilian actors, directors, and themes. (Zózimo Bulbul, Brazil, 1988, 153 minutes)