Afronta! Facing It! Season 1
S01 E01Nov 20, 2017
Episode 1 Nov 20, 2017 Designer, model and blogger Loo Nascimento talks about her life and work, and the value of self-understanding as a member of the African diaspora.
Ingrid Silva Ingrid Silva, a dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, discusses the differences between Brazil and the U.S. in the fight against racism.
Rincon Sapiência Rap artist Rincon Sapiência discusses his passion for Black culture including capoeira, reggae, and African religion, and it influences his music.
Batekoo The Batekoo organizers talk about a movement that centers marginalized and urban culture, collective strengthening, music, dance, and the Black body.
Gabriel Martins Filmmaker Gabriel Martins, whose films have appeared at more than 50 festivals worldwide, talks about the importance of Black characters.
Benjamin Abras Benjamim Abras, a multifaceted artist, talks about awareness through art and the role of Black culture from the perspective of contemporary art.
Daniele DaMata Makeup artist and entrepreneur Dani DaMata believes that her work is part of an expanding network. Discover how makeup can empower Black women.
Tasha & Tracie Okereke Tracie and Tasha, twin DJs and producers, talk about how their interest in fashion led to a blog that explores research on Black culture.
Mariana de Matos Mariana de Matos believes she became a poet because her feelings were not repressed as a child; now she uses her art to reveal colonial perspectives.
André Novais Filmmaker André Novais was nominated for two prizes in Cannes. Operating on the periphery, he uses friends and family as actors in his films.
Mahal Pita Mahal Pita is a music producer and designer. Learn about his career and how he sees himself as an instrument, a frontier, and a bridge between worlds.
Grace Passô Actress and director Grace Passô knows her theater resists conventional narratives; she creates her own texts that represent herself and her friends.
Thamyra Thâmara Thamyra Thâmara is a journalist, photographer and cultural creator. She depicts creative solutions to problems created by the state's failures.
Xenia França Xenia França found a form of expression in music that she had never expected. She gathers stories about ancestry and Black women's identity.
Criola Criola is a graffiti artist and fashion school graduate. She tells how valuable rap and hip-hop were in her studies and how graffiti became an escape.
Dani Ornellas Dani Ornellas is a film, theater, and TV actress. See how her choice of characters and her work has transformed her views on the issues of race.
Anelis Assumpção Anelis Assumpção is a singer-songwriter. She talks about her musical journey and the importance of preserving the historical legacy of Black culture.
Magá Moura Magá Moura, YouTuber and blogger, talks about becoming a fashion icon and the importance of Black representation in predominantly white spaces.
Tássia Reis Singer and composer Tássia Reis believes that people identify with what she has to say and that there is a demand for Black artists in Brazil.
Liniker Singer and composer Liniker traces her musical journey, exploring the places that enabled her to be an artist and learn how to express herself.
Yasmin Thayná Researcher and filmmaker Yasmin Thayná talks about how her work reconnected her with her ancestry and addresses the political situation of Black women.
Raquel Virgínia Raquel Virginia, a singer-songwriter, talks about being a Black trans woman, the importance of being part of a movement, and how this affects her life.
Juliana Luna Artist and cultural ambassador Juliana Luna sees self-care as a form of militant resistance, allowing one to take care of oneself and the world.
Erica Malunguinho Erica Malunguinho tells us about her journey and how she founded "Aparelha Luzia," a meeting place and cultural space developed for Black creators.
Diane Lima Curator Diane Lima researches a project about the work of Black artists, revealing a connection between ancestry and the subjectivity of bodies.
Karol Conká Rapper and presenter Karol Conká has become known for the expression "Tombamento," which symbolized an entire Black generation.