A Bruddah’s Mind (Cabeça de nego)

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The Main 3 Mon, Oct 11, 2021 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$5.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Original Title:Cabeça de nego
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Afro-Latino Focus
Social Justice
Debut Feature
Includes Q&A
Filmmaker Intro
Release Year:2020
Runtime:86 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Habanero Film Sales
Director:Déo Cardoso
Executive Producer:Patricia Baia
Cinematographer:Roberto Iuri
Screenwriter:Déo Cardoso
Editor:Guto Parente
Composer:Herlon Robson
Principal Cast:Lucas Lumeira
Nicoly Mota
Jennifer Joingley
Mayara Braga
Wally Menezes


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Live Virtual Conversation: Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00pm. Registration is FREE.


MSP Film Society presents a special We the People: Required Watching live conversation, Cine Latino edition, with director Déo Cardoso and MSP Film Society Programmer Craig Laurence Rice.

We the People: Required Watching is an ongoing screening series of films that speak powerfully to systemic inequality, followed by conversations with filmmakers and community leaders discussing ways we can support social justice and anti-racism efforts within our communities. The series is generously supported by the George Family Foundation and KNOCK, Inc. All We the People online discussions are generously supported by Kelly and Mike Palmer.

About the Film

As a member of his school’s Student Council, Saulo – an introverted geek and fan of the Black Panther Movement – is on a mission to promote changes in his school and neighborhood. But during a classroom quarrel, Saulo reacts to a racial insult from a classmate and is expelled. Outraged, he refuses to leave the school until justice is done. His solitary occupation ends up challenging the school’s board & mobilizes the entire community. The students did not anticipate, however, the director’s extreme reaction.

Como miembro del Consejo estudiantil de su escuela, Saulo– un adolescente inteligente, introvertido y apasionado por el Black Panther Movement – se propone una misión para promover cambios en su escuela y en el vecindario. Pero durante una disputa en su clase, Saulo reacciona a un insulto racial de parte de un estudiante y es expulsado de la escuela. Indignado; él se rehúsa a dejar la escuela hasta que se le haga justicia. Su ocupación solitaria del edificio de la escuela, termina desafiando a la junta escolar y movilizando a toda la comunidad. Sin embargo, los estudiantes no anticipan la reacción extrema que tendrá el director.

Director Biography

Deo Cardoso

Born in the United States, from Brazilian parents, and of Afro and Native descent, director and screenwriter Emerson Déo Cardoso has a specialization in Dramatic Writing, from Dragão do Mar Institute of Art and Culture (Fortaleza, CE), and holds a Master of Fine Arts diploma in Cinema from Ohio University, United States. After writing and directing 5 fiction short films and 2 short documentaries, Déo is launching his first fiction feature film, A Bruddah’s Mind, financed by the Brazilian National Cinema Agency (Ancine).