About this submission
"Uma Fruta Estranha" is a visual poem that I created after studying abroad in Brazil. I grew fascinated by the similarities between Afro-Brazilians and African-Americans. We might be divided by a language, but we are united by an ocean, a slave trade, spiritual systems, music, dance, and more. We are also united by our tears: our struggles with police brutality, erasure, marginalization, and many other forms of violence and discrimination. This film explores the struggles that bind us across continents as well as the resilience that our ancestors instilled in us: the glue that connects us within this African Diaspora.