Shot entirely in small towns throughout Oaxaca’s Costa Chica, La Negrada employed local non-professional actors to tell the story of two women, Juana and Magdalena, romantically involved with the same man, Neri.
In Mexico, Afro-communities represent only 1% of the total population and have only recently been recognized as an ethnic group, nation, and culture. La Negrada is the first Mexican fiction movie filmed entirely in one of those these communities, with local people and no professional actors.
Directed by Jorge Pérez Solano.
Please join us after the screening for a talkback with Mijane Jiménez (President, Mano Amiga de la Costa Chica A.C.) and Dr. Kimberly Simmons (Professor of Anthropology at USC whose research is on African Diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean).