I, A Black Woman, Resist: A Film Screening & Dialogue

Sharrelle Barber
Mar 12, 2019 at | Annenberg 109


Join us for a screening of I, A Black Woman, Resist, a "living" documentary film project honoring the life and legacy of Afro-Brazilian activist and politician, Marielle Franco. This screening is a part of the #MarielleRising Screening Tour, a multi-city tour marking 1-year since Marielle Franco's assassination.

Doors open at 6 PM. Film screening starts at 6:30 PM.

Featuring a discussion following the film screening with:

Dr. Sharrelle Barber
Co-Director and Co-Producer | Drexel University


Dr. Kia L. Caldwell
Consulting Producer | UNC-Chapel Hill


About the Film

Afro-Brazilian activist and politician Marielle Franco— a champion for racial and gender equity in Brazil and a staunch critic of police brutality and state-sanctioned violence— was assassinated on March 14th, 2018. Earlier on the night of her assassination, Marielle led an event entitled “Young Black Women Moving Power Structures” at Casa Das Pretas. Deeply rooted in the longstanding tradition of Black Feminist activism in Brazil, Marielle dedicated herself to speaking truth to power and to empowering marginalized communities in Brazil— up until the final moments of her life.

Inspired by her activism, this short documentary film project aims to share with US-based audiences Marielle Franco’s legacy and the wave of activism among Black Women in Brazil that has intensified in the wake of her death. Featuring a first-hand account of the event at Casa das Pretas from Sharrelle Barber and interviews with Kia L. Caldwell, Zakiya Carr-Johnson, and Erica L. Williams, this short film seeks to build consciousness and facilitate dialogue around the necessity of transnational solidarity in the fight against racism and the global struggle for Black Lives.