Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Producer of 'The Walking Dead' Says There’s No Conspiracy to Kill Off the Black Male Characters Producer of 'The Walking Dead' Says There’s No Conspiracy to Kill Off the Black Male Characters Roger Moore Says Idris Elba as James Bond is "Unrealistic" Because He's Not "English-English" Roger Moore Says Idris Elba as James Bond is "Unrealistic" Because He's Not "English-English" Dr Dre Hopes the N.W.A. Movie Will Correct Notions of the Group's Treatment of Women + Working on Inspired Album, More Dr Dre Hopes the N.W.A. Movie Will Correct Notions of the Group's Treatment of Women + Working on Inspired Album, More TV Casting Directors React to Deadline's "Ethnic Castings" Article (A Fad That Will Eventually Pass?) TV Casting Directors React to Deadline's "Ethnic Castings" Article (A Fad That Will Eventually Pass?) Taraji P. Henson Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' for the First Time in April (How Many Black Women Have Hosted?) Taraji P. Henson Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' for the First Time in April (How Many Black Women Have Hosted?) For White TV Writers Who Have Considered Racism When *Ethnic* Diversity Is Too Much For White TV Writers Who Have Considered Racism When *Ethnic* Diversity Is Too Much 'Key & Peele' "Substitute Teacher" Sketch to be Developed as a Feature Film 'Key & Peele' "Substitute Teacher" Sketch to be Developed as a Feature Film New Documentary Will Trace History of "Black Dandyism" (Trailer) New Documentary Will Trace History of "Black Dandyism" (Trailer) Best Performances By Black Actors/Actresses Ever? (Survey) Best Performances By Black Actors/Actresses Ever? (Survey) Tyler Perry Studios Forms Film, TV & Infrastructure Alliance w/ 4 Other Major Atlanta Studios Tyler Perry Studios Forms Film, TV & Infrastructure Alliance w/ 4 Other Major Atlanta Studios Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii Tackles 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image in Award-Winning Short Film 'Yellow Fever' Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii Tackles 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image in Award-Winning Short Film 'Yellow Fever' Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe are a Dysfunctional Mother-Son Pair in Trailer for 'Knucklehead' Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe are a Dysfunctional Mother-Son Pair in Trailer for 'Knucklehead' 'Single Ladies' Returns Tonight to a Rebranded Centric - "The First Network Designed for Black Women" 'Single Ladies' Returns Tonight to a Rebranded Centric - "The First Network Designed for Black Women" What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) 73 New TV Pilots & Series with Black Actors in Starring and/or Supporting Roles Ordered for Next Season. Here's the Full List 73 New TV Pilots & Series with Black Actors in Starring and/or Supporting Roles Ordered for Next Season. Here's the Full List HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Crowdfund This: 'Negrita' - A Documentary About the Afro-Latina Identity & Experience in the United States

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 10, 2014 at 10:50AM

Revealing psychological and social factors that add to the confusion, uncertainty, shame and affirmation about one's self-image of being both "Black" and "Latina"
0
Negrita

In the interest of time (the campaign has just 16 hours to go, as of the time of this post), I'll skip the formalities and commentary (it's a topic that's been discussed ad naseam on this blog over the years) and just share the filmmaker's (Magdalena Albizu) pitch. If you'd like to contribute, go to the project's Indegogo page HERE to do so (or click within the widget at the bottom of this post):

NEGRITA is a documentary about the Afro-Latina identity and experience in the United States. Black Latinos/as are often overlooked or dichotomized as either "black" or "hispanic" in the United States. However, according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) , Hispanic or Latino origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. Hispanic or Latino origin is independent of race and is termed "ethnicity" by the United States Census Bureau. NEGRITA highlights individual unique Afro-Latina experiences within a broad skin color and ethnic range, while revealing psychological and social factors that add to the confusion, uncertainty, shame and affirmation about one's self-image of being both "Black" and "Latina". NEGRITA: Racially Black. Ethnically Latina.

We started developing NEGRITA in 2012 but were forced to halt production temporarily until we raise enough money to cover production costs. Our goal is to capture the experiences of Afro-Latinas in different cities across the USA, such as Chicago, Houston, Miami, and Los Angeles. We've already started shooting in New York but in order to take this show literally on the road we need your help to raise $50,000 in order to cover: Equipment rental; Airfare and accommodation expenses for our crew; Crew wages; Crew meals; Insurance; Location fees; Music Licensing fees. We are offering unique perks in return for your donations, such as: Exclusive digital download of behind-the-scenes footage; An official Negrita T-shirt; An official Negrita tote bag; A personalized Instagram Thank You video shot on set; One-on-one meeting with the Director; Associate Producer credit and many more!

And with that, here's the pitch video, followed by the Indiegogo widget which will take you to the project's campaign page to make a contribution:


Shadow & ActNewsletter