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Baobab Flowers Documentary Screening and Q&A with director Gabriela Watson

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Baobab Flowers Documentary Screening and Q&A with director Gabriela Watson

Baobab Flowers, Brazil/ USA, 45 min., HD

A documentary that explores education inequality as a global issue in black communities. Merging poetic and observational style, filmmaker Gabriela Watson Aurazo bridges the lives of teachers from two different countries—Nyanza Bandele in Philadelphia, United States, and Priscila Dias in São Paulo, Brazil. The film shows the similarities between black women as mothers and educators, the impact of poorly performing schools in the black community, and the struggle to achieve equality in education.

About Gabriela Watson Aurazo

Gabriela is a filmmaker, producer and educator who uses media to create awareness and inspire social change. Her independent work is focused on social issues related to Afro-Brazilian identity, Afro-Latino Culture, African Diaspora and education. Her first documentary “Nosotros, Afroperuanos” (We, Afro-Peruvians) was screened in more than ten countries. Her current project "Baobab Flowers" (Flores de Baobá) is starting in the festival circuit and won the Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Short at BlackStar Film Festival 2017. Gabriela holds a MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.

Film's website: www.baobabflowersfilm.com

Fan page: facebook.com/baobabflowers

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Português:

Flores de Baobá, Brasil/ EUA, 45 min, HD

Flores de Baobá é um documentário sobre a desigualdade no acesso à educação em comunidades negras dentro de uma perspectiva global. O filme mescla linguagem poética e observacional ao acompanhar a trajetória de duas educadoras: Nyanza Bandele, na Filadélfia e Priscila Dias, em São Paulo. A cineasta, GabrielaWatson Aurazo realiza uma jornada a fim de estabelecer conexões entre as comunidades negras da Diáspora Africana no Brasil e Estados Unidos. Sob uma perspectiva feminina, o documentário pretende abordar as semelhanças entre as mulheres negras e a luta de cada local para alcançar a igualdade na educação. 

Por que comunidades periféricas apresentam uma enorme desigualdade ao acesso a educação de qualidade? Como a escola pode valorizar nossa ancestralidade africana? Qual é a importância das mulheres negras como educadoras em nossas comunidades? São algumas das questões exploradas em Flores de Baobá.

Site do filme: www.baobabflowersfilm.com

Fan page do filme: facebook.com/baobabflowers

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