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Barney Lankester-Owen

Barney Lankester-Owen is a documentary director and cameraman based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


With over 8 million social media views, this video directed and shot by Barney Lankester-Owen is about Nayara Justino thought her dreams had come true when she was selected as the Globeleza carnival queen in 2013 after a public vote on one of Brazil’s biggest TV shows. But some regarded her complexion to be too dark to be an acceptable queen. Nayara and her family wonder what this says about racial roles in modern Brazil.


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