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Mama Africa (La leyenda)

Mama Africa"
A documentary of Africa and its Diaspora Filmed in Nigeria in the heart of the kingdom Yoruba (Oyo, Ado Ekiti, Abuja, Ibadan,) and Bobures, Palmarito Zulia State, Venezuela, a genuine and true reading on their cultural, spiritual and social traditions. A powerful message to the world about the reality effect and strength of the truth of our people expressed in testimonies, music, art, solidarity and love. All ancestry of a cultural and social vision.
"Mama Africa" ​​should transit so we met as "Slave Route", this documentary is inserted into intercultural integration policies that UNESCO has advanced the decade of the Abolition of Slavery
"Mama Africa", will promote the visibility of the rich history, joys and potential of the African continent as well as the daily lives and struggles for inclusion of cultures and ways of being of African descent citizens who are members of the Diaspora settled in our country ( Venezuela), product of reality arising from the slave trade and slavery processes, overcome through political, social and cultural efforts made by our people in the processes of independence and decolonization.

  • Benito Marquez "Ifayemisi"
  • Benito Marquez,
  • Noel Marquez
  • Benito Marquez, Fundación Grupo Madera,
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ingles y Español
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Nigeria, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Pan African Film Festival And Arts Festival PAFF 2020
    Los Angeles California
    United States
    February 28, 2020
  • Afro LAtino Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 4, 2019
  • Black Communitie conference
    Durham Northe Carolina
    United States
    September 9, 2019
  • kuntakinte festival
    September 5, 2019
  • Afro Cine
    May 16, 2019
Distribution Information
  • Centro de Producción Audiovisual Madera
    Country: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Benito Marquez "Ifayemisi"

Director and audiovisual producer formed on the street, with a few workshops on top and a pile of friends who have taught him on the way, he has made several documentaries such as hip hop protest in 2004 (filmed between Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Chile ) and Boricua Rap (Puerto Rico) in 2007, A produced and directed music videos in Venezuela, the Caribbean and Africa, winner of two international awards for best music video in 2012 and 2014 (The world is not for Anonimo Consejo Awards Fists Up and The Light of my Eyes Kokino Mc Lukas Awards), Nominated this year 2016 "Best video and direction" Aguaje and his Buena Vista Social Club Cuba awards Lukas 2016, Director of the television program Madera Presenta, where he has permanently reflected the presence of Afro-descendant Venezuelan and Caribbean culture, among other audiovisual productions. Musico and Mcs member of the group Abures Organic Rap.

Current projects

• I currently direct a pilot project called "Caracas en Salsa" producing and directing music videos to new and classic salsa groups in the city. (Jony Bueno and his Makambo Proyect, Edwin Sanz percussionist musician based in Zuisa) both musicians from the San Agustin Parish.

• Collaborated with the Alameda Theater in the Sanaguis Project, creating a creative communication command, driven by young people from the community. Where he teaches audiovisual production classes to young people of the community

• Pre production of the short film Negra Rosa Esperanza AfroVenezolano Cinema

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