Written by Devyn Springer

Following a year of touring around the world giving screenings, workshops, and panels of his debut documentary, “Nana Dijo,” rapper Bocafloja has released this work for free to stream online.

Nana Dijo: Irresolute Cartography of Black Consciousness explores notions of race and anti-Blackness in Latin America, all by imploring important conversations which decipher and decode hegemonic constructions of Latinidad. The documentary was filmed in Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States.  Nana  Dijo is the first documentary project directed and conceptualized by Bocafloja in collaboration with fellow rapper Cambiowashere.

The film is a beautiful exploration of race politics, and highlights many conversations and constructs that hit home for many at the intersections of Black and Latino. Through fresh, wonderfully curated cinematography and a diverse array of narratives Bocafloja is able to question and challenge the constructs of nationalism, race, and identity at large.  In his own words, Latinidad was “constructed on anti-blackness and anti-indigeneity,” this film exists to peel back the layers of coloniality which perpetuates that construction.

To check out the great piece of art, Nana Dijo, you can head over to www.emancipassion.com or watch it below!