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BLACK MEXICANS / LA NEGRADA
Black Mexicans (La Negrada) is the first Mexican feature film about the Afro-Mexican community, filmed entirely with people from different towns around the Costa Chica in Oaxaca.
Neri, a fisherman, splits his time between two women: his wife Juanita with whom he has a daughter and his lover Magdalena, mother of three additional children. Things are about to change for Neri as Juanita falls gravely ill and Magdalena prepares to take her place.
Shot entirely in the beautiful beaches of Corralera in Oaxaca and featuring a cast of non-professional actors from the nearby communities, Black Mexicans explores the social mores of and the discrimination faced by Mexico’s little known black community.
Directed by Jorge Perez Solano, 2018, Mexico, 2018, 100 min, Drama, Spanish with English subtitles.
THE VALLEY OF THE BLACK DESCENDANTS / EL VALLE DE LOS NEGROS
In the Azapa Valley (Chile), an oasis in the driest desert in the world, a group of descendants of enslaved men and women brought from Africa are organizing the first African census in the history of Chile. Their aim is to get official recognition from the State that has concealed their culture and African identity for more than 200 years.
Directed by Ric.hard Salgado, Chile, 2017, 52 min, documentary, Spanish with English subtitle.