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Black Rio! Black Power!

Sunday, Jul 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Emilio Domingo. 2023, 70 mins. Brazil. DCP. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Domingo’s fascinating documentary explores the transformative power of soul music in 1970s Rio de Janeiro, where dance events became crucial spaces for the political affirmation and resistance of the young black community. Through the lens of the Black Rio Movement, the film highlights the role of music in the struggle for racial equality during Brazil’s military dictatorship and traces its enduring influence on genres like hiphop and funk. It also examines the movement’s legacy on Black pride, aesthetic values, and the ongoing fight for racial justice, as seen through the experiences of movement leaders like Dom Filó and the impact on subsequent generations. Co-presented by Brasil Summerfest.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.