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Africa, America, Europe
Black Atlantic
é minha cara / That's My Face
D: Thomas Allen Harris
Admission: 5 , concessions 3
Black Atlantic
'E Minha Cara'
USA/Brazil 2001, 56 min., Engl. subtitles

Thomas Allen Harris' "mythobiography" took him across three continents on a journey of self-discovery leading to Salvador de Bahia, the heart of Black culture in Brazil, to find out more about the African deities, or orishas, that haunt his dreams. Shot completely on silent Super 8 with a complex soundtrack borrowing from hip-hop techniques added later, the film deliberately avoids mainstream film elements. As Harris himself said: "Crossing borders belongs to my life, and that's how it ought to be in my work too. It's a place where African and Caribbean cultures come together, the Afro-American, Pan-African identity encounters different sexual identities, and conventional and experimental movie traditions meet."