Vazante: The abject gaze (English Version)

That’s the contradiction of Vazante: it is a work that presents itself as an historical account of what was done to black bodies throughout Brazil’s social formation, but denies any meaningful possibility of agency and autonomy to black characters and, worse than that, to a black spectator.

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Dear White People, unapologetically black (English version)

A close look at the film’s title raises an inevitable question: who does Dear White People assume as its interlocutor? In the context of contemporary American cinema, Justin Simien’s satire is a rare case of a film who doesn’t back for white attention.