Kbela is directed by Yasmin Thayná An experience of being a woman and becoming black. The film’s screenplay is based on the tale of MC K-Bela, which tells the story of a black girl, a resident of Rio’s Baixada Fluminense region, who went through a process of whitening during her life and decided to liberate herself from this, letting her natural hair grow again, getting rid of chemical interference.

The film received positive reviews and won several awards at international film festivals. The film was released in The Netherlands on 24 January 2019 at International Film Festival Rotterdam. On 28 October 2019, it was released at North Carolina Latin American Film Festival, USA. In 2017, the film received the Best African Diaspora Short Film Award from the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).


An audiovisual experience about being a woman and becoming black


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