NEGRO CHE, THE FIRST DESSAPIARED

NEGRO CHE, LOS PRIMEROS DESAPARECIDOS

By Alberto MASLIAH

SOMBRACINE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2006

This is a documentary film talking about afro Argentineans in fight.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alberto MASLIAH
    • Writer(s)
    • Alberto MASLIAH
    • Synopsis
    • This is a documentary film talking about afro Argentineans in fight.
      This way, we are going to follow María Magdalena de Lamadrid’s life story, a fifth generation Argentinean woman, who founds the association “Africa lives”, to demystify the disappearance of colored people in Argentina.
      Pocha, as she is known, lived without being seen by the official eyes, like most of the afro descendants. Today, she decides to learn her rights and how to fight against discrimination and oblivion.
      We will live with the Delgadino, who not only recognize themselves as “africanists”, but also have an Argentinean candombe band, one of the few bands that still remain, called “La familia rumba nuestra”. With them, we will fight to rescue their music from oblivion.
      We will visit a Caboverdiano community, which associations, (Dock Sud, Ensenada, Mar del Plata) keep its music, its feeding habits, its folklore, and today, with Miriam Gomez as their head, they fight for an Argentina that “sees” colored people.
      Together with Facundo Posadas, we will get closer to “tango” in a musical journey that starts from candombe, going to milonga, where we are going to recognize African influence to typical music of the “Río de la Plata”.
      Systematic extermination and discrimination are far from belonging to the past. That is why, this documentary is looking forward to contributing to our society sensitization, so as to modify the everyday actions that produce the “logic” exclusion of marginal groups, attempting against essential human rights.
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