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The Woman With No Head

This is an experimental biographical fiction in the audiovisual language, a fable that is fantastical realist or amefrican futurist that talks about my processes of search and findings of a new head. With this work I aim to shed light on the limits that coloniality imposes on a black-feminine body, without ceasing to remember the paths of resistance to structural violence via the decolonization of the imagination and self-fabulation of my own image.

In the plot, I recount the experience of waking up one day without a head, the traumatic experiences that brought me to this lived sensation, and what magical devices I would need to arm myself with to reinvent a new head. One that would account for the integrity of all that I am.

This work is also the first aesthetic-poetic experiment of a conceptual investigation I call amefrican futurism or, an artistic-political movement along the lines of Afrofuturism, but anchored in Brazilian Afro and indigenous cultural ethnogeographies.

  • Sanara Rocha
    Key Cast
  • Sanara Rocha
  • Sanara Rocha
  • Futurismos Ladino Amefricanas Platform
  • Diego Valle
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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    Full HD
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  • Futurismos Ladino Amecricanas
    April 20, 2021
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Director Biography - Sanara Rocha

Sanara Rocha is a black feminist, Curator, interdisciplinary artist and academic researcher working in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She has a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from the Universidade Federal da Bahia with a focus in theatrical direction and has master in the Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Culture and Society from IHAC-UFBA. She was a member of NATA – Alagoinhas Afro-Brazilian Theater Group, focusing on ethnomusicological research and percussion since 2009. She performed as a musician in the NATA plays Sirê ó bá – A festa do rei (2009), and Exu – A Boca do Universo (2013-2015), Kanzuá- Nossa Casa (2014), a production of Aldeia Coletivo Cênico, Obsessive Dantesca (2016) and QUASEILHAS (2018) production of Àràká-Platform for Artistic Production, Afrokultur (2019) by Natasha A. Kelly. She Directed and performed in plays Iyá Ilu (2016), in the Performing Installation Narrativas Fósseis (2018) in ACA 171st Residency with Isaac Julien and Ojú Obé (2020). She is Coordinator and Creative Director of Ladino Amefricans Futurism Platform.

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