Synopsis

In “Orixás Center”, Bahian director Mayara Ferrão elicits a poetic-political atmosphere through a story unfolding from Yoruba cosmology. In the documentary, the performance of Black bodies gives rise to the archetypes of the Orixás, celebrating ancient memories and creating new imaginaries beyond the crossroads. Visual poetics delves into narrative poetics, echoing the beauty emanated by the Orixás. (K. M.)

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Director

Mayara Ferrão

Mayara Ferrão (1993, Salvador - Bahia) is a visual artist, with a BA in Fine Arts from UFBA. Her multiple artistic experimentation process focuses on illustration and photography. Also working as an art director and filmmaker, she appropriates video technology to devise Black narratives. Her experience as a Black woman, her ancestry, and signs and elements of Afro-Brazilian culture are a source of inspiration and base for her artistic research.

Credits

Producers

Mayara Ferrão

Writers

Mamba Mavamba

Cast

Pedro Zaki, Jamile Cazumbá, Saulo Ilogoní, Ofá Keran, Andréia Fábia, Mayara Ferrão, Mamba Mavamba, Ah Teodoro

Cinematographer

Filipe Mimoso

Editor

Filipe Mimoso

Composer

Filipe Mimoso

Art Director

Mayara Ferrão