Item Details

João Pessoa, Brazil [electronic resource]: Afro-Brazilian Women Find Self-Worth

Odyssey Networks (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In this film, Euphrasia Nyaki, a Tanzanian Maryknoll sister, rediscovers her own roots among Afro-Brazilian poor women in João Pessoa. She encourages them to embrace their African heritage and take back their culture from negative racial stereotypes stemming from the legacy of slavery. Through education, literacy programs, small business projects, and cultural celebrations, they gain the self confidence and pride necessary to break the poverty cycle.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
23 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 30, 2015.
Variant Title
Afro-Brazilian Women Find Self-Worth
Series
The Field Afar - the Story of Maryknoll
Field Afar - the Story of Maryknoll
Story of Maryknoll
Contents
  • João Pessoa, Brazil (4:16)
  • Struggling in Brazil (2:48)
  • Healing Cottage Industry (3:35)
  • Legacy of Slavery (3:31)
  • Anti-Racism Movement (2:03)
  • Increasing Adult Literacy (2:19)
  • Fostering Black Consciousness (2:28)
  • Credits: João Pessoa, Brazil: Afro-Brazilian Women Find Self-Worth-The Field Afar (0:22)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Odyssey Networks (Firm), [2000]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
  • 95008s Films Media Group
  • 95020 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (22 min. 25 sec.)) : sound, color.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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