Documentary “A Pele Negra” (Black Skin) explores what it’s like to be black in Brazil

Black Women of Brazil

Documentary "A Pele Negra" investigates what it is to be black in Brazil Documentary “A Pele Negra” investigates what it is to be black in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: Can’t wait to see this documentary! It originally aired on public television back in May but as I hadn’t heard about it, I missed it. Anyway, it touches on many of the very issues that are covered and dealt with on this blog: racial identity, racism, violence against black population, the “place” in Brazilian society reserved for black people. From the clip that  I watched (see below) there’s nothing absolutely shocking about the film. The only thing that really caught my eye was the comment made by one of the women. Denial and escape from blackness in reality remains an issue in Brazil and sometimes one meets people in which, based on their extent of racial mixture, you can actually understand how they may not know which box to check in…

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