Film Screening: Cidade das Mulheres

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A103B - Lenart Auditorium

Director: Lázaro Faria (2005), 72 mins

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 267-4007


Additional Information

This documentary pays homage to American anthropologist Ruth Landes, whose research on women in Bahian Candomblé led to the publication of her book City of Women in 1947. The film examines the role of women priestesses, or mães de santo, and gives special attention to Mãe Stella de Oxóssi, who has led the llê Axé Opô Afonjá Candomblé house since 1976.

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