Short | 2017 | 32 min | Brazil
Produced by Quiprocó Filmes in partnership with the Liberte Nosso Sagrado campaign, the documentary investigates persecution and religious racism against Candomblé and Umbanda, which were criminalized in the First Republic and the Vargas Era. During this period more than 200 objects were seized by the police. The sacred pieces of Umbanda and Candomblé were exhibited as “Black Magic Collection” and are still under the possession of the Civil Police Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro. From the talk of religious, researchers and militants, we seek to understand the importance of the Afro-Brazilian sacred collection, the struggle for their liberation and the effects of religious racism.
Director: Gabriel Barbosa, Fernando Sousa, Jorge Santana
Producers: Viviane Tavares, Mariana Medeiros
© 2019 LABRFF 2018.