A docu-series exploring the African Diaspora's shaping of the Latino ethnicity and the current social dynamics.
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What is this about?
'Negro’ is a documentary series borne of my life-long interest of the African Diaspora in Latin America. The entire Latino culture would not come to exist if it were not for African slaves and the mixing of European and indigenous people in these countries. The African bloodline and lineage is often shunned, unacknowledged or buried for a more comfortable mainstream acceptance of what 'Latino' is. Latinos are not a monolith. There is no one look or concept of race for us. We are as diverse as the colors of the rainbow.
I am Black Latino and I have deeply felt this population of people have been invisible for so long. The current state of racial dynamics among Latinos is a vey tangled one, and the ignorance and rejection of Latino history is unfortunate. It is time to change mentalities, educate and celebrate. This Diaspora docu-series explores the history and present attitudes of race, color, self identification and social interaction among Latinos from Latinos themselves. Through candid interviews you will see the good, the bad, the ugly and the absolute beauty of Latinos' perceptions of their culture.
Why is this Docu-Series Important?
The docu-series aims to unite. Through interviews, research, authentic slice of life and a journey through several Latin America countries, my aim is to shed truth and light about how the rich Latino culture came to exist and flourish; how pigmentation shapes attitudes and has fostered discord. Finally, it is to offer insight into a present and future united global community through awareness, acceptance and appreciation.
How can I do this?
Connecting with people. I have gotten the ball rolling on this with the first installment in Rio de Janeiro but there are so many other countries to cover. I will travel to 3-6 countries in Latin America (North, Central and South America) within a month to get authentic interviews from natives of Latin American countries. I believe so much in this documentary, I left my job to pursue this full-time to dedicate my time, focus and energy into making it as great as I know it can be.
How can you help?
I need your help and generosity to help fund the travel, equipment, production and post production costs. I want to do this docu-series justice and tell the stories as flawlessly as possible. I am pouring my heart and soul into this. This being my life-long dream to be able to tell the true story of such a beautiful people.
Thank you so so much for your time, donations and belief in this project
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 9, 2011.
Jun 21, 2011 - Aug 9, 2011
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$1 or more - Thank You, my gratitude is immeasurable and will be on 'Negro's' donor page
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$10 or more- A postcard from one of the amazing Latin American countries on the trip +my immeasurable gratitude
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20 or more - A 'Negro' travel photo from one of the amazing Latin American countries on the trip +above
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$50 or more- Free download of the 'Negro' e-book chronicling the sights, sounds and experiences in e-book form +above
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