Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7:00 pm
Baobab Flowers (2019, 40 mins) directed by Gabriela Watson-Burkett
Baobab Flowers is a documentary about education inequality in black communities as a global issue. Merging poetic and observational style, filmmaker Gabriela Watson-Burkett bridges the lives of teachers from two different countries—Nyanza Bandele in Philadelphia, United States, and Priscila Dias in São Paulo, Brazil. The film shows the similarities between black women as mothers and educators, the impact of poorly performing schools in the black community, and the struggle to achieve equality in education.