Afro-Atlantic Histories


The MFAH presents a film series inspired by the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories, on view October 24, 2021–January 17, 2022. This series of Brazilian films opens on November 19 and continues with screenings through January 9.

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Upcoming Events in this Series

  • Doutor Gama
    Doutor Gama

    In the 19th century, Luís Gama was enslaved as a child and became of the most important abolitionists in Brazilian history.

  • Black Orpheus
    Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro)

    One of the best-known Brazilian films around the world, Black Orpheus brings the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the exuberance of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Black Orpheus
    Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro)

    One of the best-known Brazilian films around the world, Black Orpheus brings the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the exuberance of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.


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