Film Screening: The Book Revolution, with director Travis Knoll

Film Screening: The Book Revolution, with director Travis Knoll

Image credit: Travis Knoll

Organized by the Center for Brazilian Studies

Monday, October 24, 2022
2:00 PM (Pacific Time)
10383 Bunche Hall
315 Portola Plaza
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This documentary traces the incredible campaign of Catholic-inspired Black movement activists in Rio de Janeiro's urban periphery to expand education access to Brazil’s political minorities. In the process, these activists changed Brazilian society's discussion of race. Written and produced by one of Brazil's most prominent Black journalists and edited by one of Rio's leading community rappers, the film argues for the revolutionary potential of social mobility when combined with grassroots political consciousness-raising.


Travis Knoll (Ph.D., Duke University) teaches history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research examines links between racial justice policy and religious civil society organizations in the formation of international progressive organizations.

Cost: Free

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Hybrid Event

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies, The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law