Mother Africa - Altay Veloso
Emblematic video of the opening of the ORI Festival - Head in Conscience. Direction: David Obadia, Mauricio Eiras and Asfilófio Filho; Director of photography and editing: David Obadia; Poetry and soundtrack: Altay Veloso; Actresses: Léa Garcia, Cida Moreno and Lilian Amancai; Digi2 Filmes / Cultne coproduction
Abdias Nascimento profile
The video tells the story of TEN - Teatro Experimental do Negro founded by Abdias do Nascimento. In an interview, abdias himself talks about the reasons that led him to create TEN, from which many black actors and black actresses came from. TEN gave opportunity, gave the chance for actors to learn and develop. Upon returning to Brazil, he was arrested because of racism and political issues. At the Carandirú penitentiary he creates the sentenced theater, where he once again takes on art as a form of resistance and transformation.
Singers Ari and Priscila tell a little about the Awurê group. They speak of the ethmology of the word that comes from the Yoruba language and generally means "good luck and prosper", good things in general. He was born in the Madureira neighborhood, birthplace of samba. In Madureira, his samba circles are set in Awurê's backyard, a place under a large tree, in contact with nature and the energy of the Orixás. The Group was born to be a reference and resistance in the struggle of black people and African-based religions against prejudice and intolerance.
Beatriz Nascimento - Ori Festival
Historian Raquel Barreto talks about her research on the biography of the historian and professor Beatriz Nascimento. She shows how Beatriz's thought was highly revolutionary for her time, and that it still shows this same character today, showing that her questioning still has an impact on thinking about the racial issue and slavery in Brazil.
Isabela Adão interviews Chris Williams
Directly from New York in the United States, international correspondent Isabela Adão interviews actor, writer and teacher Chris Williams. He was born in Brooklyn and started getting involved in theater at an early age. He tells us about his first involvements with art from childhood until his last work, in the Netflix series she's gotta have by director Spike Lee.
Natara Ney Interview
Natara Ney film editor tells us a little about her history and her first experiences with film editing, she talks about her first film editing which was in the little prince and after contact with other black producers and filmmakers who show different things that she didn't learn in her film training. From the contact with the people who made black cinema and theater, she established her place and where she should commit her work force.
The video Narrativas Negras shows accounts by actors, Valdinéia Soriano, Alex Melo, Rodrigo França and Déo Garcez, on the importance of the opening of Abdias do Nascimento's experimental theater for blacks, where it represented the first moment in which blacks acquire the role of protagonism , in the intention of being able to see and recognize oneself in history and overcome the barriers imposed by race that are present in equal proportion in art and culture.
Nana and Nile Animation
The animation Nana and Nilo play time is a children's animation, where the main characters are black children. The animation addresses some important themes of the black children's universe. This video was supported by the Department of Policies for the Promotion of Racial Equality, of the Ministry of Culture. The script is by Renato Noguera, directed by Sandro Lopes, Art direction Cris Pereira, Creation and musical direction by Augusto Bapt and production by Vilma Neres.
Singer and composer Luthuli Ayodele, a breeder from Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, lives in this connection between the favela and the asphalt. He speaks to the ORI festival about his career in music and his influences.
Paulo Rogério, co-founder of the Vale do Dendê accelerator, talks about the black market and black money, and how this has been increasingly achieved throughout history since the period of slavery, when the first ideas of cooperation in this sense of creating a consumer market of products and services of the black community.
Marielle Lives Manifest
Mariele Vive, tells a little of the story of this great warrior, who died defending the causes of women, especially black women from the periphery, also militated in LGBTQIA+ causes and also fought with the demands of the black community.
Rhumor Yasmin Fiorelo
Actor, singer and comedian Serjão Loroza presents the performance of the comedian Yas Fiorelo at the ORI festival. She presents a very funny performance where she represents sometimes a candidate for a job and sometimes the evaluator of this same candidate. She humorously addresses the diverse issues involved in this dynamic.
Rhumor Tamires Borsam
Actor, singer and comedian Serjão Loroza presents the performance of comedian Tamirys Borsan at the ORI festival. Born and raised in Pedra do Sapo, located in Complexo do Alemão, in the northern part of the city of Rio, In 2019, Tamirys Borsan began her career with humorous videos of daily accounts of a young woman in society without getting stuck only to the stereotypes of a black woman from the favela, approaching different subjects, presenting them from a new perspective.
Rhumor Leo Santos
Actor, singer and comedian Serjão Loroza presents the performance of comedian Leo Santos at the ORI festival, with his mother character Rita, who was created with the aim of overcoming prejudice against Afro-based religions through humor.
Animation at Hora do Blec
Fun and education go hand in hand! all animations have their themes inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the UN. These are the humanitarian issues that must serve as a priority in all countries by 2030! It's sustainability and joy in the form of music!
Making of Filhas de Zambi
Making of the recording of the song Daughters of Zambi by Altay Veloso, with the interviews of altay and the singers who participated in the music video recorded in the studio.
Model, actress, DJ and director Aisha Mbikila tells a bit of her story and her strong connection with her African ancestry, already marked by her name.
Activist and filmmaker Ras Adauto talks about some of his film, media and audio visual projects in schools and cultural centers in Berlin, Germany.
Lazzo Matumbi - Festival Ori
Singer and composer Lazzo Matumbi talks about the musical concept of his music, which is influenced by his samba bases, and also about other influences such as reagge, maracatu, ijexá and condomblé rhythms.
Nelson Maca Interview
The poet Nelso Maca talks about his book Relatos da Guerra negra or Bahia Baixa Estação. Where there are several reports about the literal understanding of the black wars in search of liberation in any country. The narrative is more about the black war in the daily lives of men and women.