Ebony goddess : queen of Ilê Aiyê = Deusa do Ébano : rainha do Ilê Aiyê

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  • Creator Documentário Productions presents ; a film by Carolina Moraes-Liu ; produced by Chung Liu, Carolina Moraes-Liu
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : Documentario Productions, 2010. ©2010
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn768487906
  • Credits
    • Arany Santana, Priscila Santos da Silva, Talita Bezerra do Amorin, Aurelina Silva de Oliveira, Joseane dos Santos Charmitte
    • Editor, Carolina Moraes-Liu ; photography, Carolina Moraes-Liu


  • Follows three women competing to be the carnival queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent and controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership. The selection is based on Afro-centric notions of beauty, in counterpoint to prevailing standards of beauty in Brazil, a country famous for slim supermodels and plastic surgery. The figure of the Ebony Goddess, representing a "black is beautiful" view of black women, resonates with women of African descent in Brazil, the United States and throughout the world of the African Diaspora.


  • "Three women searching for more than just a title."--Container.
  • DVD-R, NTSC.
  • Dialogue in Portuguese with optional English subtitles. Credits in Portuguese or English.
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