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Racially Black. Ethnically Latina.
Magdalena Albizu
Brooklyn, New York
United States
2 Team Members

NEGRITA  is a documentary about the  Afro-Latina identity and experience in the United States.

Black Latinos/as are often overlooked or dichotomized as either "black" or "hispanic" in the United States.  However, according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) , Hispanic or Latino origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. Hispanic or Latino origin is independent of race and is termed "ethnicity" by the United States Census Bureau.

NEGRITA highlights individual unique Afro-Latina experiences within a broad skin color and ethnic range, while revealing psychological and social factors that add to the confusion, uncertainty, shame and affirmation about one's self-image of being both "Black" and "Latina".

NEGRITA: Racially Black. Ethnically Latina.


MAGDALENA ALBIZU, Writer, Director and Producer

As one of the founders of Mezcla Media Market, Magdalena Albizu co-created the Long Island Latino International Film Festival (LILIFF) in 2004.

Magdalena began working in production in 2005 on various sets of independent films, such as So In Love, Love Me Through It, The Great Divide, and Willets Point.  Her TV projects include: 2006 MTV Music Awards, I am Legend, Memphis on the Big Screen, 50 Cent’s Power and Money and PBS.  As a SpikeTV freelancer, she has worked on:  All Access Weekly, Madden 2011 Battlefield, Spare Time, Playbook and Weekend Pre-Game.  Magdalena is the former President of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Magdalena received her BA in Sociology from the University of Florida and her MA in Social Work from Adelphi University.


Ingrid Matias is the former Vice President of the NY chapter of the National Association of Latin Independent Producers (NALIP).  Ingrid is currently producing her first feature film, Daniel Maldonado’s H.O.M.E. starring Jeremy Ray Valdez, Angela Lin and Jesus Ochoa as well as her first documentary, Magdalena Albizu’s NEGRITA. A native New Yorker, Ingrid received her B.A. in French & Romance Philology from Columbia University and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Sussex.

What We Need & What You Get

We started developing NEGRITA in 2012 but were forced to halt production temporarily until we raise enough money to cover production costs. Our goal is to capture the experiences of Afro-Latinas in different cities across the USA, such as Chicago, Houston, Miami, and Los Angeles.  We've already started shooting in New York but in order to take this show literally on the road we need your help to raise $50,000 in order to cover:

  • Equipment rental 
  • Airfare and accommodation expenses for our crew
  • Crew wages
  • Crew meals
  • Insurance
  • Location fees
  • Music Licensing fees

We are offering unique perks in return for your donations, such as:

  • Exclusive digital download of behind-the-scenes footage
  • An official Negrita T-shirt
  • An official Negrita tote bag
  • A personalized Instagram Thank You video shot on set
  • One-on-one meeting with the Director
  • Associate Producer credit
  • and many more!

The Impact

We know we can raise $50K with your support and word of mouth! With that money, we'll be ready to bring these important and lesser-known stories to audiences worldwide. Here's a breakdown of what we can do with the funding raised:

$5K complete shoot in NYC and deliver 10-minute version with editor

$10K complete shoot in NYC, travel to Chicago to shoot, and deliver 15-minute version with editor

$15K complete shoot in NY, Chicago, travel to LA to shoot, and deliver 30-minute version with editor

$20K complete shoot in NY, Chicago, LA, travel to Houston to shoot, and deliver 40-minute version with editor

$30K complete shoot in NY, Chicago, LA, Houston, travel to Miami to shoot and deliver 50-minute version with editor

$40K complete shoot and deliver 70-minute version with editor with all graphic design elements and music

$50K complete shoot and deliver final version with sound and color correction, plus marketing and press materials ready to go for festivals.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can’t contribute financially, there are other ways that you can help:

  • Get the word out and make some noise about our campaign. You can find NEGRITA Documentary on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest.
  • Remember to use the Indiegogo share tools!

With the help of your generous contributions, NEGRITA aims to establish a 'black' consciousness across all generations by reigniting a movement to embrace Latinos' African roots through a trans-national dialogue on race, identity, ethnicity, nationality and community-building.

Our network of supporters grows daily, attracting friends across the USA and around the world. Hundreds of people have jumped on board. Don't be left behind! Become a part of the bigger picture. Help us give a voice to a community that we are trying to empower to love themselves!

**Thank you Eddie S Bailey and Savoy Media for producing trailer***


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  • $1USD
    Loud & Proud

    Your contribution will be publicly acknowledged on NEGRITA's Facebook and Twitter pages. In addition, if you post a pic of your donating on NEGRITA's indiegogo campaign site, we'll re-post it on Pinterest and Instragram. Don't forget to tag us @Negritadoc!

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  • $5USD
    Be Part of the Bigger Picture

    Here is your chance to be a part of the official NEGRITA Poster! After you donate, email us your photo to be included in the photo mosaic that will appear in NEGRITA's official poster! ***Required dimensions for photo submissions will be emailed to you after the indiegogo campaign has concluded.**

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  • $10USD
    Wall of Fame

    Everything above PLUS your contribution will be publicly acknowledged on our website's Wall of Fame.

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  • $25USD
    Exclusive Digital Download

    Everything above PLUS you will receive an exclusive digital download of behind-the-scenes footage with a Personalized Digital Thank You Card from the Director.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $50USD
    Wall Art

    Everything above PLUS the Official NEGRITA Poster

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  • $75USD

    Everything above PLUS an Official NEGRITA T-shirt. **Please add $20 for International Shipping Outside the USA

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $150USD
    Shop in Style

    Everything above PLUS an official NEGRITA tote bag. **Please add $20 for International Shipping Outside the USA

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    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $300USD
    Power Skype Meeting

    Everything above PLUS a Skype meeting with the Director for 30 minutes. Got a project and need advice or feedback? Have a one-on-one digital meeting with the Director who will give you tips on how to get started, how to pick your crew, and how to create a budget.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $500USD
    Double Date

    Everything above PLUS dinner with both the Director and the Producer. (** Dinner meetings available only in New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston or Los Angeles) Travel to/from location and accommodations are not covered by production company.

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  • $1,000USD
    Associate Producer Credit

    Everything above PLUS your name on the big screen! You will receive an Associate Producer credit on our website and rolling end credits.

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