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Rio, Negro is a documentary that provides an insight into the history of Rio de Janeiro, focusing on the presence and participation of the black population of African descent in the city’s development. Through interviews and a large number of documents, the documentary seeks to uncover how the black population forged personal trajectories and community ties in an urban diaspora characterized by struggles against the “civilizing” project of the white elites. Rio, Negro highlights this discussion, linking the racist agenda, the relocation of the capital to Brasília, and the political and organizational implications for Rio de Janeiro.