Sep 6, 2020
Filmmaker and producer Gabriela Watson-Burkett makes work to
connect people across the African diaspora. Her first film,
Nosotros Afroperuanos, discusses Black
history in Peru and its erasure. Her second film, Baobab
Flowers, draws parallels between a Black woman educator in São
Paulo, Brazil and a Black woman educator in Philadelphia. Her most
recent project, ¡Presente! Media, is an activist media organization
she co-founded with two other Latinas. In part one of this two-part
interview, we discuss her experience growing up Afro-Peruvian in
Brazil and covering Brazil's immigrant communities as part of one
of her (many) internships in broadcast journalism. Keep an ear out
for part two, coming later this month! (Photo by Scott
Read the transcript at scribd.com/artactivistnia.
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