Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars and TransAfrica as we honor Zumbi and celebrate November as Black Consciousness Month in Brazil with the presentation of…
Rhythmic Uprising (Insurreição Rítmica) (2008, 65 min), by Ben Watkins, and co-produced by Paulo Rogerio Nunes – documentary that shows how the transformative powers of Afro-Brazilian performing arts are used to fight racism and inequality in Bahia, Brazil.
The celebrated Afro-Brazilian region of Bahia is known for its vibrant dance and music manifestations. This film takes a look behind the scenes of those grandiose carnaval spectacles to see how local cultural leaders utilize these arts to change lives.
Our film will be followed by Q&A discussion with DC-based, Brazilian dance instructor & performer, Zezeh Brazil, and moderated by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.
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.
*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds will support both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
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