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with: Leda Maria Martins e Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá

moderators: Ingá e Kênia Freitas (curators)

date and time: October 21st, 9pm

venue: Cine Humberto Mauro - Palácio das Artes

Leda Maria Martins is a poet, essayist, playwright, and professor. She holds a PhD in Literature/Comparative Literature from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG (1991) and also a Master degree in Arts from Indiana University, United States (1981), with Postdoctoral studies in Performances Studies at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1999-2009), and in Performance and Rites at Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF (2000). She was a professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais from 1993 to 2018, retired in 2018; at Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto from 1982 to 1992 and visiting professor at Tisch School of the Arts in 2010, as well as Director of Cultural Action at UFMG from March 2014 to March 2018. She works in the fields of performing arts, comparative literature, performances and cultural studies. She has published several books, book chapters and essays in Brazil and abroad, such as Performances do Tempo Espiralar, Poéticas do Corpo-Tela (Cobogó Publishers, 2021); Afrografias da Memória, 2nd edition revised and updated (Perspectiva/Mazza Publishers), 2021; Os Dias Anônimos (Sette Letras Publishers, 1999); Afrografias da Memória (Perspectiva/Mazza Publishers, 1997); A Cena em Sombras (Perspectiva, 1995); O Moderno Teatro de Qorpo Santo (UFMG and UFOP Publishers, 1991); Cantigas de Amares (Independent Edition, 1981). In 2017, it was created the “Prêmio Leda Maria Martins de Artes Cênicas Negras” (Leda Maria Martins Black Performing Arts award), sponsored by Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais – BDMG. 

Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá belongs to the Xakriabá Indigenous people in the State of Minas Gerais. He holds a Master degree in Anthropology from UFMG. He works freely in the area of Ethnophotography: “a means of recording an aspect of culture-the life of a people”. In his lens, photography becomes a new “tool” of struggle, enabling the “other” to see with another look what an Indigenous people is.


with: Camila Bastos, Edinho Vieira e Larissa Costa

moderators: Ingá e Kênia Freitas (curators)

date and time: October 22nd, 3pm

venue: Cine Humberto Mauro - Palácio das Artes

Camila Bastos is an architect and urbanist graduated from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), and a Master's student in Political Science at the same institution, where she is researching structural racism and the impact of the coronavirus on the Black Brazilian population. Currently, she works at Secretaria Municipal de Política Urbana of Belo Horizonte in the field of urban planning with emphasis on urban and environmental inclusion. She is a co-director of the short film Tell this to those who say we've been defeated, 2018, awarded at the 51st Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro (2018) and winner of Sesc de Arte Contemporânea Award at the 21st Biennial of Contemporary Art VideoBrasil (2019).

Edinho Vieira, 28 years old, photographer, filmmaker and workshop facilitator, member of Movimento de Luta nos Bairros, Vilas e Favelas - MLB [Struggle Movement at Neighborhoods, Settlements and Favelas] national coordination, director of the films Ocupar, Resistir e Construir (2016), Memórias de Izidora (2016), Izidora: Dias de Luta, Noites de Resistência (2020), which was the result from the workshops of Ocupa Mídia project, carried out by Internet Sem Fronteiras NGO in partnership with social movements. Also directed Filme de Luta (2022) and the film installation Caminhará pelas avenidas, entrará nas portas, abolirá os senhores (2021).


Larissa Costa is a journalist with experience in popular communication and social movements, with a specialization in Latin American Studies from the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. She is a Master's student in the Postgraduate Program in Social Communication at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Member of the research group “Poéticas femininas, políticas feministas” [Female poetics, feminist politics], which is dedicated to discussing the power of images to establish feminist experiences, both political and aesthetics. She researches images of feminist movements carried out by women during the period of redemocratization in Brazil.

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