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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Cabeça de Nêgo (A Bruddah’s Mind)
October 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Dir. by Déo Cardoso. Brazil. 2020. 86 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Based on real events, this political drama fuses Brazilian history with international anti-racist movements. Saulo, a black introvert student and fan of the Black Panther Movement, challenges his school in the largely white city of Fortaleza. After Saulo’s reaction to a racial insult from a classmate, his teachers describe him as a young delinquent and swiftly attempt to expel him ignoring his usually calm and articulate demeanor. Outraged, Saulo refuses to leave the school until justice is done.