Brazil has been making the rounds on the black interwebs lately, and for good reason. The only Portuguese-speaking country in South America, Brazil has the world’s sixth largest economy and the largest black population outside of Africa. The country is also gearing up to host one of the biggest sporting events on the globe, World Cup in 2014. Now, a new spotlight may be getting ready to shine a light on Brazil.
According to Brazilian news outlets, filmmaker Spike Lee is heading to the country in April to begin interviewing subjects for a documentary.
Globo.com reports (translation by Google Translator):
Spike Lee will make a documentary about Brazil…In the film, which has the name, “Go Go Brazil!”, The American filmmaker, who directed films like “Malcolm X”, would talk about the time of rising international country.
He should come to Brazil in late April to meet with some national figures like Lula, Rousseff, Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Pele and Chico Buarque.
While it’ll be interesting to see Brazil through the eyes of Spike Lee–who filmed Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ in the country–I hope he also delves into the complicated race and class issues at play in the country.
What do you think?