In 2020 INMUNE took up the challenge of gathering the testimony of several black women, from different contexts and realities. Now we need your help to show them to the world.
In 2020 INMUNE took on the challenge of bringing together the testimony of several black women, from different contexts and realities, forming a heterogeneous group of personalities with and without public visibility so that together we could build a short film produced entirely by and with black women, where it was possible to convey the challenges, demands, achievements, dreams and desires of this historically marginalized and invisibilized social group.
Aware that in a 15 or 20 minute play it would be impossible to portray the realities of all black women in Portugal, we still dared, understanding the group chosen for the interviews as a representation of part of this slice of Portuguese society, we entitled the documentary like – “ Voices of the Black Women”, assuming that we would be transmitting some of the various voices of black women in Portugal.
After hours of filming, some tears and many smiles, this unique sharing and very personal reflections about what it is to be a woman and black in Portuguese society, we considered having gathered very rich content for the intended approach... therefore, it was too much content, with too much quality and importance, to be made only into a short film and that's how we realized that it would only make sense to assemble a complete documentary film of at least ´90m where we could reproduce for the world a more comprehensive approach to these voices. For that, we need your help!!
Post production, with sound treatment and editing, requires your support so that all the women who participated behind and in front of the cameras, as well as all those who will see this film of ours, can have their image in the small and on the big screen, with the quality and rigor they/we deserve and simultaneously having the opportunity to see other representations of themselves, not just those that, repeatedly and in a stereotyped way, we see broadcast in traditional media.
Support this INMUNE initiative, and spread the word so that the first feature film made in Portugal exclusively by a team of black women is finished this year!
Inocência Mata (Academy)
Luzia Ferreira (Reading Poem)
Paula Cardoso (Communication and Journalism)
Mynda Guevara (Music)
Aurora Negra (Theatre)
Neusa Sousa (Afro Beauty Tea)