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SXSW 2021: Carolyn Talks 'Executive Order with Writer-director Lazaro Ramos and Actress Tais Arujo
Screening at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival in the Spotlight Screening Section, and starring Alfred Enoch, Taís Araujo and Seu Jorge, Executive Order is a film that speaks to the struggles of Black Brazilians as their very identities as Black people and Brazilians are called into question, and later persecuted when the white incumbent president and his supporters seek to oust all Black and “highly melaninated’ people from the country.
Directed by Lázaro Ramos and co-written by Lusa Silvestre, Lázaro Ramos, Aldri Anunciação and Elísio
Lopes Jr. Executive Order is sure to touch many around the world for the way it highlights what seems to be the perpetual struggle for Black people to have full equality and agency in a world where white supremacy seeks to tear us down, and silence us. For Black people across the diaspora the idea of what it means to be Black, and where home is has been one that we contemplate our history of a formerly enslaved people after our ancestors were kidnapped from their African homelands and taken across the Atlantic ocean to the the North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, including Brazil.