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2010
  • Documentary

Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê

The story of three young women searching for identity and self-esteem as they compete for the title of ebony goddess in salvador da bahia, brazil, the largest black city outside of africa.
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0h 20m
Countries
  • BR
  • Brazil
  • US
  • United States
Languages
  • en
  • pt
Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê follows three women competing to be the carnival queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent and controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership. The selection is based on Afro-centric notions of beauty, in counterpoint to prevailing standards of beauty in Brazil, a country famous for slim supermodels and plastic surgery. Contestants for the title of Ebony Goddess dress in flowing African-style garments, gracefully performing traditional Afro-Brazilian dances to songs praising the beauty of black women.

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  • Status
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  • Release date
    Jan. 21, 2010
  • Original Language
    English
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