For a Female Black Cinema – Brazil

Maus Hábitos | Porto

Event Details

The “For a Female Black Cinema – Brazil”, curated by Janaína Oliveira for the 3rd Porto Feminist Festival, is made up of significant achievements of female black Brazilian production in contemporary times. The objective is to present to the public a fraction of the strength of this generation that has been strengthening collective productions, highlighting the female black protagonism in the audiovisual productions of the country when seeking to break the barriers of national cinema production in Brazil.


Empowered –  #EP04 2º Season  

Documentary – 8′ – YEAR 2017

Sao Paulo

Director – Renata Martins



Sueli Carneiro is one of the greatest Brazilian references in the history of black feminism. Born in Lapa and raised in the western part of São Paulo, Sueli always knew what it was to be black. It was from her entrance into the faculty of philosophy and into the militancy of the black movement that her knowledge was transformed into action. Referenced in Lélia Gonzales and Abdias do Nascimento, Sueli Carneiro is a philosopher and a PhD in education and one of the founders of Geledés – Black Women’s Institute. In our meeting, Sueli is more than the voice of militancy and black feminism, she tells us her story as a good matriarch who is.

Monga, Coffee Portrait

Documentary – 15’ – YEAR 2017

Brazil & Cuba

Director – Everlane Moraes



An invitation to have a cup of coffee. This is the beginning of an intimate conversation that allows me to sketch a portrait of Ramona Reyes, a woman who works on the coffee plantations, a culture she inherited from her father, a Haitian murdered for being a messenger for the rebels, to help the triumph of the revolution. Her dry hands, punished by work, still maintains the simple vanity of a woman who hasn’t lost her beauty.


Maíra is well

Documentary – 8’ – YEAR 2017


Director – Juliana Lima



Through narratives, the video documentary “Maíra is well”, about the loneliness of the black woman, presents experiences of women who decided military for independence and against the cruel everyday social life imposed by racism and discrimination, having also in common the fact that they haven’t fixed affective partners. These are testimonies loaded with feelings caused by exclusion and prejudice.


Documentary – 15’ – YEAR 2017


Director – Urânia Munzanzu



A Women ‘s film based on the experience of director Urânia Munzanzu, to speak of female protagonism in the Jeje Mahi tradition, religious tradition and faith in transatlantic bridges – from Bahia to Benin / Africa. A documentary with an intimate and sensitive look, (re) uniting the “secret owners” of a tradition under threat of extinction, the nation of candomblé Jeje. The film invites the matriarchs of the cult of Vodun in Bahia for their first encounter with the Mother Earth. Taking the heirs of the ancestry that forged in Brazil “other Africas”, the director remakes the route of the Routes of slavery treading paths of freedom.





Documentary – 5′ – YEAR 2017


Director – Safira Moreira



Using a poetic language, Travessia starts from the search for the photographic memory of the black families and assumes a critical and affirmative posture in the face of the near absence and stigmatization of black representation. 


Faith girl (1st episode)

Fiction – 6’27 – YEAR 2017

Guinea Bissau, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile

Director – Elekô Audiovisual Collective and Women of Stone



Illuminated by the moon, the goddesses enter the poetic belly of the mangrove. In the light of the waning the deification is revealed in gestures, movements, offerings that move the crossing marked by faith, spell and wisdom.





Fiction – 19′ – YEAR 2017

Rio de Janeiro/Brazil

Director – Milena Manfredini



The past of Arthur Bishop of the Rosary is practically unknown. It is only known that he was a Negro, a sailor, and a boxer. In 1938 he is hospitalized in the Colony Juliano Moreira after a mystical delirium. With the diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, his pilgrimage began in search of the divine and the cataloging of the universe.