The documentary Waste Land (2010), follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic group of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. ”Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbag[...]
For the bold beautiful woman who is not afraid of her wild side, emerging fashion brand Ashanti Brazi's gorgeous patterns and daring cuts are a must have in your closet! Designer Annabel Kwateng hails from Ghana and after living in Brazil has created a line of clothing that fuses the influences of the Diaspora with the Brazil Carnival. Annabel sat down with Africlectic to give us more insight on t[...]
Besouro centers around capoeria fighting in Brazil. Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission. This beautifully shot film also shows the African religious influences of Brazil. Various Orishas play an important role in the film. An appearance is made by Esu/Eshu and Oxun/Osh[...]
Brazilian architecht Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 introduces his latest São Paulo project in a way that makes us practically purr for more: through the eyes of a cat. Kogan utilized his past career success as a movie director used his client's cat to promote the "Toblerone House" which he completed in August. In our opinion the short film, released this month, was a cool way to take advantage o[...]
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with a population of about 200 million people. Part of the famous Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil, in the state of Manaus. The language spoken is Brazilian Portuguese, and its currency is the ‘Real’. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia, and she is home to Dilma Roussef’s presidency, the first female Head of State. While Brasilia is the pol[...]