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Sun, Mar 17


Sankofa Video & Books

Film Screening & Book Discussion of Ori and The Dialectic is in the Sea

Join us for a screening of the film Ôrí followed by a book discussion of The Dialectic is in the Sea !

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Film Screening & Book Discussion of Ori and The Dialectic is in the Sea
Film Screening & Book Discussion of Ori and The Dialectic is in the Sea

Time & Location

Mar 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

About the film:

"While giving an overall look at the documented history of BLACK MOVEMENTS in Brazil (during the 70's & 80's), ORI tells the story of a woman, Beatriz Nascimento, activist and historian, who searches for her identity through research into the history of the QUILOMBOS as warrior establishments and focuses of cultural resistance, from 15th century Africa to Brazil in the 20th century."

About the Book: 

Beatriz Nascimento (1942–1995) was a poet, historian, artist, and political leader in Brazil’s Black movement, an innovative and creative thinker whose work offers a radical reimagining of gender, space, politics, and spirituality around the Atlantic and across the Black diaspora. Her powerful voice still resonates today, reflecting a deep commitment to political organizing, revisionist historiography, and the lived experience of Black women. The Dialectic Is in the Sea is the first English-language collection of writings by this vitally important figure in the global tradition of Black radical thought.

About the participants:

Christen A. Smith is associate professor of anthropology and African and African diaspora  studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of  Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil and the  coeditor of Black Feminist Constellations: Dialogue and Translation  across the Americas.

Bethânia N. F. Gomes is the daughter of Beatriz  Nascimento. She is a former principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of  Harlem and is a dance teacher and choreographer at African American  dance institutions. She is the founder of the Beatriz Nascimento  Foundation, which promotes Afro-Brazilian arts and education. Archie  Davies is lecturer in geography and fellow of the Institute of  Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. His  books include A World without Hunger: Josué de Castro and the History of  Geography.

Darius Ichi is A filmmaker & music artist, Darius Ichi is a 2014 Howard alumni. From the south side of Chicago but based in New York. Fear to Sail,  Ichi’s thesis film was selected for two film festivals, Media Film  Festival & the Bad Theater festival where his film won an award in  2015 . Currently working on his new project for 2024, Ichi continues to  work on the script and music score.


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  • Book Entry

    This ticket ensures your copy of The Dialectic is in the Sea. This ticket is non-refundable. Books not picked up after 2 months are no longer the responsibility of Sankofa Video & Books

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