Afrofuturist Film Festival in Sao Paulo (Brasil) Now Through December
The Afrofuturist movement is not just for African Americans; it’s a global African diaspora phenomenon.
Elements of science fiction, fantasy, magic realism and other speculative concepts combine with Afrocentricity to give life to a new way of thinking that re-examines and revises previously established ideas, and creates new ways of approaching wide-ranging issues involving people of color.
So it should not surprising that, right now, in Sao Paulo, Brazil (the fourth largest city in the world), one of largest Afrofuturist film and music festivals ever, is taking place. Titled Afrofuturismo: Cinema, Music and the Intergalactic Diaspora, the event kicked off last Thursday, and will continue until Dec. 2, at the famed Caixa Belas Artes movie theater and entertainment complex in Sao Paulo.