This year's Premiere Brazil film festival hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the Rio Film Festival produced a line up of films that can best be described as the art of social activism.
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While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.
Whether it's because of the exotic music, colorful fashions, or enduring mystique of its inhabitants, there's a fascination with Brazil that has surpassed its political or economic power.
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