As a glance

  • Como una mirada
© Wilfrid Massamba
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Column : History/society, Intercultural/migrations
Year of production : 2018
Format : Short
https://vimeo.com/273377651

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Although Colombia has both improved the living conditions of blacks, Bogotá shows a tendency in which, despite the fact that there are more and more blacks, they still suffer from serious problems of discrimination.

Aunque Colombia ha mejorado en el tratamiento de la población negra, Bogotá demuestra una tendencia en la que, a pesar de que hay más habitantes afrodescendientes, todavía sufren serios problemas de discriminación en la capital.


Although Colombia has both improved the living conditions of blacks, Bogotá shows a tendency in which, despite the fact that there are more and more blacks, they still suffer from serious problems of discrimination. This documentary aims to confront two realities of our time in such a way that there are several ways to see or illustrate the issue of Afrodescendants. How ancient traditions coexist in Bogota and how the Black community adapts and tries to develop in an often-hostile environment. 

In Colombia, the issue of minority representation is increasingly present in the political debate. Estimated at 11% of the population, blacks are very little visible in decision-making spheres.

Socio-economic and cultural structures in Colombia maintain a form of ostracism that condemns many of the Afro-descendants to invisibility, particularly in Bogotá. The objective to a lesser extent of this film is to promote knowledge, recognition and respect for the culture, history and heritage of people of African descent. Give voice to Afro-Colombian women, those who work in the shadows to give visibility to their actions in their communities. And also contribute to the paradigm shift on Afrodescendants.

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