Film
From "A Jornada"

Why Brazilians are Embracing Afrofuturism

The afrocentric philosophy of imagining a black future is finding a rich following among young Afro-Brazilians

The film poster for the "A Jornada" film would be striking in any country. A dark-skinned man and woman, naked but covered only in gold geometric shapes, lovingly embrace each other. In Brazil, a country where advertisements never show black couples or even dark-skinned black people, the film poster is an affirmation of blackness for Afro-Brazilians—something very daring and even dangerous in the country.

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