Negra | A mexican documentary film by Medhin Tewolde

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I was about seven years old the first time someone called me “black” on the street. I turned around to see who they were talking to, until I realized it was me. That day I understood I was black, and the laughter it caused among the people nearby made me think being a black person wasn’t that great… Was this only happening to me? Or did it happen to other black women? “Negra” shows the director in her search of exploring what it means to inhabit Mexico as a black woman. It tells the story of five afro-descendant women from southern Mexico, exposing racism, resistance and processes of self-acceptance, strategies for transcending stereotypes, and the celebration of their identity.

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Directed by
Medhin Tewolde
Executive Production
Daniela Contreras
Running time
72 min.
Genre
Documentary
Languaje
Spanish
Subtitles
English
Locations
Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero
Screening format
DCP / Blu-Ray
Sound
2.0 / 5.1
Cinematography
Juan Antonio Méndez Rodríguez
Additional photography
Rodrigo Verazaluce
Audio engineer
Carlo Massarelli
Jaime Xlitler Álvarez
Line production
Cecilia Monroy
Pía Quintana
Edited by
Nicolás Défossé
Sound design
Martin de Torcy
Mix
Carlos Cortés Navarrete
Colourist
Néstor A. Jiménez
Produced by
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Terra Nostra Films
Year
2020
Country
Mexico

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