NEGRA

Documentary | Director: Medhin Tewolde Serrano | Running time: 72 min. | Country: México | Year: 2020 | Produced by: Terra Nostra Films / Ambulante.
Synopsis: 

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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Festivals: 

XV Ambulante cine documental itinerante (Mexico)

XVI Monterrey International Film Festival (Mexico)

XVIII Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Canada)


VI Festival Panorámica (Stockholm, Sweden)

Festival de Cine Mexixcano Tamatán (Mexico)


XVIII Latinamerika i Fokus (Malmö, Sweden)


XXXIII Virginia Film Festival (Virginia, USA)


IV Cinehassee Tallahasse Iberoamerican Film Festival (Tallahasse, USA)

XXII Filmar en América Latina (Switzerland)

III El sueño de Alicia (Honduras)

IX Toronto Black Film Festival (Canada)

XXVIII San Diego Latino Film Festival (California, USA)

XXXIII Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse (France)

III Periférica - Mostra de Cinema de Camaragibe (Brazil)

XXXVII Chicago Latino Film Festival (Chicago, USA)

XXXXV Atlanta Film Festival (Atlanta, USA)

XI LASA International Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada)

X Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (Philadelphia, USA)

XVI Harlem International Film Festival (New York, USA)

XXVIIII Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Barcelona (Spain)

XI Queens World Film Festival (New York, USA)

XXIII Cine Las Américas International Film Festival (Texas, USA)

XXXXX Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival (Potsdam, Germany)

XXVII Festival CineLatino-CineEspañol de Tübingen (Tübingen, Germany)

IX Doqumenta Festival Internacional de Cine de Querétaro (Mexico)

XIV African Diaspora International Film Festival (Washington and New York, USA; Paris, France)

XVII SANFIC Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine (Chile)

XVII Gainsville Latino Film Festival (Florida, USA)

XVI Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival (Trinidad and Tobago)

XXI aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival (Toronto, Canada)

XIII San Francisco Latino Film Festival (California, USA)

XIII Cinema Planeta (Mexico)

XXXVI North Carolina Latin American Film Festival (North Carolina, USA)

XII Milwaukee Film Festival (USA)

X Festival Cinematográfico Internacional El Ojo Cojo (Madrid, Spain)

XXVII Cucalorus Film Festival (North Carolina, USA)

XIV Festival Internacional de Cine Africano de Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

XXXVI Festival de Cinema Ibero-latino Americano de Trieste (Italy)

V Ocote Miradas Encendidas Muestra de Cine en Chiapas (Mexico)

XVII Muestra Internacional de Mujeres en el Cine y la Televisión (Mexico)

VI Muestra Afro de la Cinemateca de Bogotá (Colombia)

X FIDBA Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

VII FIC WALLMAPU (Chile)