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Doc Film & Discussion Series presents Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present the film Brazil: A Racial Paradise?, from the PBS series Black in Latin America, on Thursday, June 13, from 7-9 p.m., in the Ashland Library Community Room, 66 Front St. The event is free and open to the public.
In this third of a four-part series, Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores Brazil, which imported more slaves than any other New World colony. Slavery was more brutal in Brazil than in North America and ended later. Brazil has the second largest African population.
Professor Gates explores the history of race in Brazil and the intellectual development of “racial democracy.” He explores the familiar divide between lighter skin elites and dark skin impoverished. Is Brazil a rainbow nation or is it just awakening to its legacy as the world’s largest and perhaps most brutal slave nation?
Started in 2015, the Documentary Film & Discussion series meets every second Thursday of the month and is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library. For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134 or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com.