Myths About Black Brazilian Women By Djamila Ribeiro

2019 Prince Claus Laureate Djamila Ribeiro speaks about the founding myths of Brazilian society that are based on scientific racism and the subsequent theory of racial democracy which Brazil has exported to several international academic centers. She identifies how Brazilian black feminists and other thinkers have dismantled these constructs, including Lélia González and Sueli Carneiro. Based on the confrontation with myths, Djamila reflects on the historical tradition of struggle and critical production by Brazilian Black feminists.

Originally commissioned and produced by the Prince Claus Fund for its 25th Anniversary Festival: 25 Years 25 Hours.