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Rocha Que Voa

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A documentary of Brazilian filmmaker and political activist Glauber Rocha's year of exile in Cuba in 1971 and 1972. Discusses the link between two major Latin American film movement in the 60's and 70's--the Cinema Novo in Brazil and the Cine Revolucionário in Cuba, impacts of the filmmaker and his films, through testimonies from filmmakers, interviews of Cuban people in Havana, and previously unseen video footage.
DVD
2008
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Mini Cine Tupy

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This delightful short is for film lovers everywhere. Jose Zagati is a trash gatherer on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. To his wife's dismay, he is obsessed with creating and running a fully functioning film theater from recycled objects. The seats, projector and the very films themselves come from discarded objects. He has turned his modest garage into a gathering place for the children of the village who experience the joy of cinema (and popcorn) free of charge. This short film shows how one man s obsession with cinema has taken over his life, while at the same time it bring pleasure to a whole community.
Online
2006
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Samba! Reflections of Africa in Brazilian Culture

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This lively film goes behind the scenes of the samba and carnival world in Rio de Janeiro to reveal how the cultural clash of the African/Black and European/White cultures gave birth to a new tradition. The historian Haroldo Costa, an expert in carioca folklore, explains how African slaves beliefs, gods and music mixed with Spanish Catholic and Indian influences centuries ago to create the remarkable fusion that is Brazilian culture. The historian Haroldo Costa, an expert in carioca folklore, explains how African slaves beliefs, gods and music mixed with Spanish Catholic centuries ago to create the remarkable fusion that is Brazilian culture. The film includes interviews with many active performers and writers of samba such as the composer and singer Xango da Mangueira. He recalls th [...]
Online
2007
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A Convenient Truth [electronic resource]: Urban Solutions From Curitiba, Brazil

The original 'green' city. A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits including affordable housing, seasonal parks, and the processes that transformed Curitiba into one of the most livable cities in the world.
Online
2007
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A Busca

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Theo is living the good life in an upscale Brazilian neighborhood. He's a hardworking doctor, husband, and father. However, Theo has chosen his career over his family and his wife announces that she wants a divorce. Yet nothing prepares him for the day when he comes home to discover that his 15-year-old son, Pedro, has disappeared. Theo takes to the road in search of his son. In a journey that leads him throughout Brazil, Theo discovers what really matters to him. Searching for his missing son, Theo finds himself. --
Online
2012
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Faith is a feature length documentary film focusing on religion and faith in Brazil today.The power of faith. The great religious festivals, rituals most striking of different religions, sects and cults, the pastors and the faithful. The filmmakers started from a basic principle, religion is the opium of the people. Faith has a decisive importance for the majority of the population, their presence is even greater than it appears. To visit Brazil and the Brazilians is essential to get rid of and experience deeply the religion and faith of our people. --
Online
1999
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Samba on Your Feet

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This lively film goes behind the scenes of the samba and carnival world in Rio de Janeiro to reveal how the cultural clash of the African/Black and European/White cultures gave birth to a new tradition. The historian Haroldo Costa, an expert in carioca folklore, explains how African slaves' beliefs, gods, and music mixed with Spanish Catholic and Indian influences centuries ago to create the remarkable fusion that is Brazilian culture. The film includes interviews with many active performers and writers of samba such as the composer and singer Xango da Mangueira. He recalls the first days of carnival in Rio de Janeiro when he and his fellow performers sang and danced in the streets but were treated like vagrants and harassed by the police. Mae Helena D'Oxosse, a priestess in the umba [...]
Online
2007
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On the Street (Olho DA Rua)

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Street life in Rio de Janeiro is astoundingly varied. There are more ways to earn a living than any North American can imagine. In this colorful film, Sergio Bloch, who has a special affinity for recording the pulse of urban life in his native Brazil, presents a variety of performers, vendors and special artisans. The film begins with a knife grinder, who not only sharpens tools, but plays Happy Birthday on his grinding wheel to attract customers. There is an animal trainer whose dogs perform tricks, a street photographer who really wanted to be a student, a herbalist who forages within city limits for plants that bring the Amazon to a city square. Some of the physical stunts are amazing: a one-legged soccer acrobat, jugglers who have 50 seconds at traffic lights for their acts. Thes [...]
Online
2006
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Bruna Surfistinha

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Raquel is adopted by an upper middle class family who leaves her family and college life to become a prostitute. She begins blogging about her experiences and becomes a media success.
Online
2011