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Afro-Brazilian Evening: The Roots of Discrimination In Brazil

  • S-3.20, Strand Campus Strand London, England United Kingdom (map)

The Brazil Institute invites you to Brazil Week 2017.

At 6 p.m., the Brazil Institute will host a screening of the film, Menino 23: Infancies Perdidas no Brasil, followed by a panel discussion.

Screening of award winning film Boy 23, The Forgotten Boys of Brazil (Menino 23: Infancies Perdidas no Brasil), directed by Belisario Franca w/ English subtitles.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with Historian Sidney Aguilar Filho, on whose research the film was based.

The film follows a historian's investigation about bricks branded with the swastika, which were found in rural São Paulo. The historian arrived at a frightening fact: Brazilian Nazis took fifty black boys from an orphanage in Rio de Janeiro to the ranch where the bricks were found. The boys were made slaves by a family that was part of the cream of the crop of the political and economic oligarchy in early 20th century Brazil. With the fall of Hitler, the family aborted the project and left the boys to their own devices. The film follows the life of two survivors, Aloísio Silva and Argemiro Santos, who are willing to share their stories for the first time.

Chair: Dr Octavio Ferraz, Law School

At 20:00, the Brazil Institute will host a performance of Capoeira Roda with Mestre Carlão from Rio de Janeiro and friends.

The Capoeira Roda will take place in the foyer outside the Great Hall.

This event is part of Brazil Week 2017.  The event is free to attend but registration is required via Eventbrite.

For a full schedule of Brazil Week activities, click here.