Afro-Indigenous Brazil struggles for recognition: Videos & Photos 1980-2000

This archive has documented the resurgence of Brazil's Afro-Indigenous movements from the 1980's to the 2000's, following nearly 20 years of military dictatorship. These materials capture the call for territorial recognition of local communities and the newly-emerged voices that have had a lasting impact on present Brazilians.

This archive was created by independent artists from Rio de Janeiro, recording video from the early 1980s, as activists of human-rights movements, especially Afro, Feminist and Indigenous Movements. The resulting videotape archive spans two decades of socio-political history. The non-profit Enugbarijo Communications, founded in 1981, recorded the social movements of the 1980s that led to the 1988 re-writing of the Brazilian Constitution and continued their work into the 21st century.

Project Details

Location: Brazil, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Modern Endangered Archives Programme (MEAP), Nutes Institute of Science and Health Education, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Project partner(s): Nutes Institute of Science and Health Education, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Acervo Vikbirkbeck Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $15,000.00 Commencement Date: 04/2022 Project Status: Active
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