Denying Brazil / A Negacao Do Brasil

Director: Joel Zito Araújo
Country: Brazil
Year: 2000
Running Time: 92 min.
Language: Portuguese

A documentary film about the taboos, stereotypes and struggles of black actors in the Brazilian Television “soaps.” The director based on his own memories and on a sturdy body of research evidence, analyzes race relations in Brazilian soap operas, calling attention to the influence this might have on black people’s identity-forming processes.