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    Reader comments on Afroargentinos

    Subject: Re: AfroArgentinos
    Date: Oct 16, 2008
    Sender: LaraPrevious | Next

    That's very weird,I have been in Argentina a lot,and I know a lot places there,yes you must have been there not for a long time,because all the time I see a lot black there.First many people from Argentina have a Italian and Spanish last name.Everybody knows that when we talked about Italian and Spanish the first thing that comes to our mind is dark hair tan skin.Do you know when Italian people start to come to USA,the American didn't see them as white!. Brazil is the Country in South America with the second Black population out-side Nigeria.,but when you said that you didn't see a lot Native American look in Argentina that what I thought was even more weird because 40% of all Argentinean very a plan Indian look.(sorry about my English).

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    Re: AfroArgentinos

    I was lucky to catch this on a double bill with "Sangre Africana" about Black Mexicans, also a great doucmentary, but "AfroArgentines" was nothing less than amazing. Not because my own heritage is Argentine, my mother was born in Mar Del Plata, but because I also take a deep interest in Black history of Argentina, the "whitest" Latin American nations. When I was there in 1994 I saw only 2 or maybe 3 "Black" people and even very few Indians, except for Misiones near the Brazilian border, but this always confounded me. This film highlights some of Argentina's foremost experts on the subject, the PEOPLE themselves, especially Miriam Gonzales "la profesora" who is an extremely intellgent and humble woman. I learned much about the African diaspora of Argentina (BTW I saw the bill as part of the AFRICAN DIASPORA NY festival in Nov 2004) and didn't know that the celebrated Italian neighborhood of "La Boca" (one of Buenos Aires' oldest and most beloved) is also home to the many Cape Verdeans who settled in Buenos Aires in the 30's and 40's. I didn't see any dark skinned people in La Boca during my visit but then again I was only there for 1 or 2 hours...so it was very informative and humbling. I think Menem is no different than a Hitler or a Stalin and the COJONES on that guy to say what he said ( There are no Blacks in Argentina, Brazil has that PROBLEM!! ) in WASHINGTON D.C. of all places where the poulation is 90% black...it's a wonder he didn't get beat down D.C. style!!
    Oh well, a brillant documentary in my eyes one of the best ever, along with Mike Moore's lil experiment and "Supersize Me, " although completely and utterly different subject matter. 5 of 5 stars






    Comment index:

  • Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Edwin Rosa, Sep 23, 2004
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from eduar, Jul 5, 2008
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Vivian Ekey, Feb 8, 2009
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Jess Peters, Mar 24, 2010
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Mary Robinson, Jun 18, 2010
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Mary, Jul 12, 2010
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Omo, Mar 20, 2011
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Rosana, May 15, 2011
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from litchfieldclement, Dec 22, 2011
  • AfroArgentinos   from Patty Hornbeck, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from Uptown, Jan 16, 2005
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from edwin, Mar 7, 2005
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from EDUAR, Jul 5, 2008
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from eduar, Jul 5, 2008
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from EDUAR, Jul 5, 2008
  • » Re: AfroArgentinos «   from Lara, Oct 16, 2008
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from Vivian Ekey, Feb 8, 2009
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from Lara, Oct 17, 2008
  • buy film   from Veronica, Feb 22, 2005
  • Re: buy film   from Jonathan, Nov 25, 2005
  • Re: buy film   from James, Mar 8, 2006
  • Re: buy film   from Mirta Yurnet-Thomas, Jul 20, 2006
  • Re: buy film   from Elvia, Nov 16, 2006
  • Afro Argentinos   from Arturo Desimone, Apr 11, 2006
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from Leeroy Marks, Nov 2, 2006
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from debora, Mar 25, 2007
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from Laura Abdala Perez, Apr 24, 2008
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from Laura Abdala Perez, Apr 24, 2008
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from Vivian Ekey, Feb 8, 2009
  • quisiera   from harold, Apr 7, 2007
  • [no subject]   from gabriel, May 16, 2007
  • Re: Gabiel's comment   from Christine, Sep 16, 2007
  • pictures of african argentines   from wilson dassumpcao, Jun 28, 2007
  • Re: pictures of african argentines   from Adrienne W, Feb 29, 2008
  • P.S.- otra cosa sobre los (Afro)Argentinos   from Adrienne W., Feb 29, 2008
  • afroargentinos lo busco   from sara, Nov 8, 2008
  • Re: afroargentinos lo busco   from Luis, Jan 11, 2009
  • Re: afroargentinos lo busco   from Omo, Mar 20, 2011
  • Re: afroargentinos lo busco   from JORGE FORTES, Sep 6, 2011
  • Afroargentinos en Buenos Aires   from Jesse RHINES, PhD, Jun 30, 2009
  • Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Edwin Rosa, Sep 23, 2004
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from eduar, Jul 5, 2008
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Vivian Ekey, Feb 8, 2009
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Jess Peters, Mar 24, 2010
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Mary Robinson, Jun 18, 2010
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Mary, Jul 12, 2010
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Omo, Mar 20, 2011
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from Rosana, May 15, 2011
  • Re: Afro Argentines/Afroargentinos   from litchfieldclement, Dec 22, 2011
  • AfroArgentinos   from Patty Hornbeck, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from Uptown, Jan 16, 2005
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from edwin, Mar 7, 2005
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from EDUAR, Jul 5, 2008
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from eduar, Jul 5, 2008
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from EDUAR, Jul 5, 2008
  • » Re: AfroArgentinos «   from Lara, Oct 16, 2008
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from Vivian Ekey, Feb 8, 2009
  • Re: AfroArgentinos   from Lara, Oct 17, 2008
  • buy film   from Veronica, Feb 22, 2005
  • Re: buy film   from Jonathan, Nov 25, 2005
  • Re: buy film   from James, Mar 8, 2006
  • Re: buy film   from Mirta Yurnet-Thomas, Jul 20, 2006
  • Re: buy film   from Elvia, Nov 16, 2006
  • Afro Argentinos   from Arturo Desimone, Apr 11, 2006
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from Leeroy Marks, Nov 2, 2006
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from debora, Mar 25, 2007
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from Laura Abdala Perez, Apr 24, 2008
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from Laura Abdala Perez, Apr 24, 2008
  • Re: Afro Argentinos   from Vivian Ekey, Feb 8, 2009
  • quisiera   from harold, Apr 7, 2007
  • [no subject]   from gabriel, May 16, 2007
  • Re: Gabiel's comment   from Christine, Sep 16, 2007
  • pictures of african argentines   from wilson dassumpcao, Jun 28, 2007
  • Re: pictures of african argentines   from Adrienne W, Feb 29, 2008
  • P.S.- otra cosa sobre los (Afro)Argentinos   from Adrienne W., Feb 29, 2008
  • afroargentinos lo busco   from sara, Nov 8, 2008
  • Re: afroargentinos lo busco   from Luis, Jan 11, 2009
  • Re: afroargentinos lo busco   from Omo, Mar 20, 2011
  • Re: afroargentinos lo busco   from JORGE FORTES, Sep 6, 2011
  • Afroargentinos en Buenos Aires   from Jesse RHINES, PhD, Jun 30, 2009