FAN DO BRASIL Presented by The Sabira Cole Film FestivalTuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This is a virtual-only event live streamed on City of Asylum @ Home.
Join City of Asylum and the Sabira Cole film festival for a screening of Fan Do Brasil and a live post-screening discussion with filmmakers Stephanie James and Stephen James.
About the program:
FAN DO BRASIL
(run time 52 minutes)
Rui Moreira, famous Brazilian dancer and choreographer, is also the artistic director of “FAN”, Festival of Negro Arts in Brazil. In a country where blacks are still victims of social injustice, this festival is an opportunity to revisit the contribution of Afro-Brazilians to the culture and economic development of the country, and to offer artistic expression to a quest for identity. which is reminiscent of that of the Afro-Caribbean.
Of Martinican origins, rooted in Guadeloupe and married to a Trinidadian, Stephanie JAMES is first and foremost… The Caribbean. After several years working in the field of regional cooperation as an interpreter and communication specialist, she is now using television as a tool to educate, inspire and bring people together through film.
For the past twenty years, she has been writing and producing television series and documentaries broadcasted on various networks and numerous international film festivals.
With her husband, Steve JAMES, she created SHAKTI PRODUCTIONS in 2002, an audiovisual production company aimed at promoting the Caribbean through its extraordinary cultural, historical, natural and human heritage.
Born in Trinidad, Steve JAMES is a multi-talented artist expressing himself mainly through music and film. He began his career as a successful musician and composer, became a sound engineer, and is now expressing himself through filming, editing and directing.
In addition to 144 Caribbean women portraits shot throughout the world, the documentaries he directed in Cuba, Brazil, Martinique, Haiti, and Benin, were featured successfully in numerous international festivals, won several awards, and were widely on the following channels and networks such as France Television, France Ô, Planète, TV5 and various Caribbean networks (Carib Vision, One Caribbean Channel …)
The Sabira Cole Film Festival (SCFF) is built to serve Pittsburgh’s Pan-African arts and activist communities. We stand on the foundation Sabira built by running the Sembene Film and Arts Festival for 11 years, before tragically passing in February of 2020. SCFF showcases films and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.