AFRO LATINOS TV by Creador Pictures

Afro-Latinos “The Untaught Story” is a documentary television series independently produced by Creador Pictures, LLC. The program will illustrate history and celebrate the rich culture of people in Latin America of African descent. From the story of how and when slaves came to Central and South America to identity issues that still exist in the Hispanic community today. There are an estimated 200 million Afro-descendants in Latin America but the majority of them do not have political or economic power. This documentary takes you on a journey to meet Afro-Latinos throughout Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations and an exploration and appreciation of their culture. It will also teach the uninformed and hopefully initiate social change throughout Latin America.

The documentary series will begin with the slave trade in the early 1500’s and touch on the Cimarron (Palenque) communities, as well as cover the controversial theory of the African presence in ancient America. The programs quest is to better understand the religious connections and distinctions between the Catholic Church and religious practices such as Yoruba and Voodoo. We learn about these religious and sacred ceremonies through dance and music. The drum is a very significant instrument used in Latin music today but do many people know its history? The documentary will have a segment on Afro-Latin gastronomy, which will show the many dishes with African influence as seen in Latino every day life.

Today, there still exists communities where African dialects were mixed with Spanish language found in places like San Basilio de Palenque and we’ve discovered a dictionary of Spanish words of African origin. Identity will be a special segment that affects millions of black Latinos worldwide.  Of all the issues that are affecting their way of life the main issue is the exclusion of a community of people based on the color of their skin.  We interview people from the U.S to Argentina about issues such as image (this idea of good hair, bad hair), interracial marriages, racism, oppression, exploitation and Afro-Latino consciousness plus much more.

One of the most important chapters in the documentary is the social issues segment as it is directly affecting ALL Afro-Latino communities. Our producers not only document the problems but also live and experience it firsthand. Consistent in most of the countries visited was the lack of local government support; from corruption to discrimination Afro-Latinos endear many tribulations. We hope this documentary will empower its Afro brothers and sisters and encourage people to help one family at a time, give voice to the invisible, create awareness, start a dialogue and promote change.

15 Responses to “AFRO LATINOS TV by Creador Pictures”

  1. michael sanchez Says:

    I’m Afro Boriquen with a African PR father and Spanard indian PR mother. Being Born in P.R raised as a military brat in Europe than U.S I want to thank you for this video. It is #1 on my to watch list and others will follow. I live in Kansas and here are alot of military families that retired whom as well are Afro PR!! How can you interview us, so the world can see we even exsist in the middle of the Map, from Kansas, texas, and chicago Boriquas. Dont forget us!!!! Not N.Y or Florida but KS!! We are out here from Llorrentorres,Cupey,Rio Piedras,Humacao,all over San Juan!!Here in KS we have black Panamanians and Dominicans!!! call if you like 785 717 8343

  2. I am an Afro-Latina living in Ks myself…a U.S. born military brat. I was born to a Dominican mother who is black, and a half Cuban, half Panamanian father whose look and lineage can’t really be determined by looking at him…he could pass for a white from a distance, but upclose and when talking to him you could never guess but to make it easier i’d just say mulatto which really doesnt do him justice. I am proud of my heritage and my background and although a lot of people, especially here in the Midwest, have not been exposed much to our existence, i love that more and more people atleast have the option to learn, and i try to educate as much as possible whenever my background is questioned! Much love to all of my other Afro-Latinos and peoplel in general, i love diversity! Check out my myspace or facebook and to my Afro-Latinos in the midwest, let’s talk!

  3. How can I order this dvd? Can someone e-mail me a address?
    It’s time the truth about alllll the racism that goes on in south america be exposed, some ppl. chose to hate themselfs,and want to be white, that’s their problem, I want african ppl. to know each other no matter were they live.

  4. ok I am not an afro-latin, I am a black american. I love the fact that someone has done this because living around and a lot of my friends are black latinos and although they my know they have some type of african ancestry they are hasatin to say it. i fell as a black person in america its important to our history to. Those slave had families that was slipt up and maybe even some families made it all the way to north america or even vice versa i am one of those people that believe that black history month and latin history month go hand and hand to some degree. i am in the military and i have so many arguements about this subject but black people in north america have almost the same fiscal feature that it is so scary to feel way would anyone denie this we both have almost the same combo (black african/white european/native people) we both come in so many colors and skin tones. i just hope this documentry opens the minds of so many on both side and let them kno for us the seceed in the to higher levels we need to come together

  5. you guys are inspiring ! keep it coming AFRO LATINOS!!! LA HUMANIDAD TIENE QUE ESCUCHAR!

  6. When will the documentary come out? How can I get a copy and will it be viewing in particular theaters?

  7. yeah i’am not latino but i’am black and i think this is a geart documetry when will it be out .. hit me up let me know

  8. nõs iremo organizar um concurso em canoas com o nome negra afraca de canoas no mes novembro no dia 19.11.2010 mande material de propagada seu para nós poder divulgar o seu evento

  9. 2011 is UN year of the Diaspora, people of Afrikan descent. It comes now after our amazing from Auction Block to the Oval Office, with Obama. man! ‘ve seen member of my family who NEVER acknowledge, respected their African side now almost becoming human and seeing it.
    So I hope we all do our little bits not just in the latino caribbean region but also world wide.

    Zeech – mixed but never confuzed

  10. Will this DVD ever come out? I’ve been waiting two years lol.

    • Yeah the DVD is schedule for this 2011 Summer. (US). the Director is in Colombia, editing hours of footage from 3 years and about 18 countries…
      keep checking in before Summer in the US.
      One heart!
      Listen Recovery
      (Peru Producers AFRO LATINOS TV)

  11. Brother Boko Says:

    Please let me know when DVD becomes available for purchase..Thanks, keep up the great work! bb

  12. Bobby Adkin Says:

    Please let me know when this dvd is out.
    Thank you

  13. i am of Puerto Rican and black east Indian decent and this is something that needs to be touched on as so many “white” Latinos are so racist against Blacks.

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