For the safety of guests and staff during the surge of the Omicron variant in Houston, the MFAH requires face masks indoors for visitors ages 2 & up. Learn More

Doutor Gama

Afro-Atlantic Histories: Spotlight on Brazil

Doutor Gama
Directed by Jeferson De
(Brazil, 2021, Digital, Portuguese with English subtitles)

The biographical drama Doutor Gama chronicles the life of Luís Gama (1820–1882), one of the most important abolitionists in Brazilian history. Enslaved as a child, Gama (played by César Mello) became a respected journalist, poet, and judge. This screening follows the film’s U.S. premiere at the American Black Film Festival. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories.

Q&A via Zoom
After the screening, the audience is invited to stay for a live conversation with lead actor César Mello.

Visiting Guidelines Masks are required to be worn during films and programs inside Museum auditoriums. Capacities are limited, and advance tickets are recommended. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

Accessibility Questions or Requests? If you have any questions about accessibility resources in the Museum’s auditoriums, email or call 713.639.7300.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Afro-Atlantic Histories,” this film series has been generously underwritten by the Consulate General of Brazil.

Doutor Gama

Directed by Jeferson De
(Brazil, 2021, 80 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
Map & Directions