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Documentary, Experimental, International

Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us

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.

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Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us

Synopsis

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.Winn Morton - a visionary, 90-year-old costume designer who honed his craft on Broadway and with Ringling Brothers Circus- brings over-the-top fantasy and sparkle to a conservative debutante pageant in small town Texas.

  • Director Akosua Adoma Owusu
  • Writer W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Producer ObibinI Pictures LLC
  • Run time 9 mins
  • Country Ghana

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