Netflix will release the documentary film AmarElo – It’s all for yesterday, by Brazilian rapper, singer, songwriter and MC, Emicida, with animations, interviews and backstage scenes on December 8, 2020. Having the rapper’s show at Theatro Municipal of São Paulo in 2019 as a spine, the film directed by Fred Ouro Preto explores the production of the Estúdio AmarElo project and, at the same time, the history of Brazilian black culture in the last 100 years.
The documentary sets an important link between three relevant moments in Brazilian black history: The 1922 Modern Art Week; the founding of the Unified Black Movement (MNU), for the valorization of the culture and rights of the black people in 1978; and AmarElo’s emblematic debut show, which happened at Black Consciousness month in November 2019.
“Four decades separates our rise to the Municipal Theater stage from the meeting of the people of the MNU Movement on those stairs outside”. So go up there and stand up to shout ‘Thank you, MNU’ to the world, it is about to let them know that it is from their fight that a dreamer like Emicida is born”, says the rapper. “When I arrived here, everything was impossible, anything we said was considered an issue and unlikely to be done. Today it is no longer like that. And this is how I want you to remember my name in the future, as someone who knew that the impossible was huge, but no bigger than you. The Municipal Theater stage hosted some of the most important art movements on Earth and I think we are in our path to be one of those”, completes the artist.