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Oct. 11: Screening of ‘Cidade das Mulheres’

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Cidade das Mulheres

Looking to expand your knowledge about the study of women and Afro-Brazilian culture? Come to the screening of the film “Cidade das Mulheres” on Oct. 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., hosted by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This film is part of the greater exhibition “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in Afro-Brazilian Metropolis.”

This documentary pays homage to American anthropologist Ruth Landes, whose research on women in Bahian Candomblé led to the publication of her book “City of Women in 1947.” The film also examines the women priestesses, or mães de santo, who are important in the Afro-Brazilian religion today.

This monthly film series showcasing Afro-Brazilian culture and identities is curated by Randal Johnson, distinguished professor in the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

For more information regarding the event, click here.

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