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Logline: “Baobab Flowers” is a documentary about education inequality as a global issue in black communities.
“Baobab Flowers” is a personal documentary that blends poetic and observational footage following the journey of two high school teachers: Storm Foreman (Nyanza Bandele) in Philadelphia, United States, and Priscila Dias in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Director, Gabriela Watson Aurazo, immerses herself in a journey to make the connections between communities of the African Diaspora. Through a female perspective, the documentary intends to address the similarities of black women, the impact of low quality education in the black community and the struggle to achieve equality in education.
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Gabriela Watson Aurazo – Director/Producer
Doris Derby – Executive Producer
Melissa Skolnick – Creative Producer
Joyce Prado – Producer
Hannah Angle, Tomires Ribeiro, Renato Candido de Lima – Cinematographers
Renata Martins – Assistant Director
Ana Julia Travia – Producer Assistant
Liliane Braga – Consultant
Mark Kaercher – Line Producer
TIMBALONA – Music
Marco ZX – Graphic Designer
Cleonice Fonseca – Dancer
About the Film:
As an Afro-Brazilian, the access to quality education lead me to many important experiences, at the same time most Afro-descendants around the world have their lives limited because they don’t have the same opportunities. As a person of the African Diaspora with a multi-cultural background I’m passionate about connecting with other Afro-descendants. I want to contribute to a cross-cultural dialogue that can help communities to support each other. I’m inspired to tell the story of Nyanza and Priscila, as I believe black women have a key role in keeping the values and positive identities in black communities.
Current Status: We are fundraising and in production, finishing to shoot in USA and Brazil.
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