Award-winning independent filmmaker Jorge Fortes is Argentinean and was born in the province of Buenos Aires in 1968. He is a direct descendant of the Cabo Verdian immigrant community in Argentina. He completed his BA in Documentary Filmmaking at the Avellaneda film Institute and in 1993 joined Argentine TV STation Arterar as a camera assistant and sound person.
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Jorge Fortes & Diego H. Ceballos
Producer: Jorge Fortes & Diego H. Ceballos
2003, 75 min., Color/BW, Argentina
“Most Argentines, if you ask, will tell you: ‘In Argentina there are no black people.’” So opens AFROARGENTINES, a film which unearths the hidden history of black people in Argentina and their contributions to Argentine culture and society, from the slaves who fought in the revolutionary wars agains...