by Rebeca Huntt, USA, Mexico, 2021, 79’
The New Yorker director Rebeca “Beba” Huntt explores her cultural background as an Afro-Latin woman. Her mother comes from a wealthy situation in Venezuela. Her father, with Dominican origins, worked in a sugar plantation, but had to escape from the violence of the war. Throughout four revealing “chapters”, Huntt sheds light on a complicated family story, her education, the influence by the Black Lives Matter movement and her dreams about the future. Amateur clips, photo albums and other archive footage show her youth in a multicultural (and secretly racist) New York, with improvised videos of conversations between the director and her sister.
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Live screening: Thursday, Oct. 5, Cinema Teatro Baretti, 7.30 p.m.
Introduced and commented by: Kwanza Musi Dos Santos (Afro-Brazilian activist) and Constance Edobor (Afroveronesi)