Mamá Chocó: new Afro-Colombian documentary

This weekend on June 26, the BFI in London will be showing Mamá Chocó, a Colombian documentary that centers on Paulina, a mother of 26, who flees the war-torn, historically-black region of Chocó in search of a new home in Cali.

The film screened in New York in May and is headed to festivals in Colombia and Chile in August.

You can watch the trailer (in Spanish without subtitles) HERE.

For more information on the displacement of people of African descent from the Chocó region, check out Marta Rodríguez and Fernando Restrepo’s documentaries An Empty House Falls and Never Again, both available from Third World Newsreel.


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