Films by Axé Bahia Artists

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A103B - Lenart Auditorium

Axé Bahia Film Series

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 267-4007


Additional Information

Numerous artists included in Axé Bahia work in a range of media. This program features short films by such artists as Caetano Dias and Ayrson Heráclito, and sheds light on the breadth of their practices beyond the works on view in the exhibition. In Canto Doce: Pequeno Labirinto (Sweet Song: Small Labyrinth), Caetano Dias records the construction of a small labyrinth made of sugar in the Calçada train station in Salvador, as well as the reaction of passersby discovering it. In Ayrson Heráclito’s As mãos do Epô (The Hands of Epô), the camera follows a pair of hands dipping into a bowl of dendê (palm oil) and depicting the movements characteristic of orixás or deities in the Candomblé religion.

Axé Bahia Film Series Curated by Randal Johnson, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, this monthly series includes documentaries, feature films, and artist films showcasing Afro-Brazilian culture and identities.