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Boy 23 - MRC Indigenous Film Series

  • Multicultural Resource Center 516 W. Martin Luther King Jr. St. Ithaca (map)

Multicultural Resource Center's Indigenous Film Series Presents:

BOY 23 

This film follows the research of historian Sidney Aguilar, beginning with the discovery of bricks marked with Nazi swastikas on a farm in São Paulo’s countryside. The discovery revealed something frightening: during the 1930s, 50 black boys were taken from a Rio de Janeiro orphanage and led to the farm where the bricks had been found. They were identified by numbers and subjected to slave labour by a family that was part of the country’s political, military, and economic elite. This family did not hide their affinity for the Nazi ideology. Two survivors from this Brazilian tragedy, Aloísio Silva (the "boy 23") and Argemiro Santos, and the family of José Alves de Almeida (known as Two), reveal their stories for the first time.  

TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 5:00p to 7:00p @ MRC (516 W. MLK Jr. St.)  

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Donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds

Closed Captions Available. Discussion to follow film.

MRC's Indigenous film series highlights the many levels of indigenous experiences as seen through the eyes of indigenous film directors, producers, and actors. The films will explore various themes such as the importance of indigenous culture, life, family, oppression, and resistance.

Earlier Event: February 15
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