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1.

The Korubo People of Amazonia [electronic resource]

This program documents a visit by Brazilian government officials to the Korubo people, hunter/gatherers of the Javari River Valley. Transcending a history of mutual distrust and violence with other groups, especially Caucasians, the Korubo warm to the camera team after receiving medical help for their malaria-stricken leader. The team's unprecedented access leads to breathtaking, revelatory footage of Korubo hunting and fishing techniques, hygienic practices, and sophisticated technology hand-wrought from vegetation. The program underlines the importance of Brazil's Fondacao Nacional do Indio policy that protects Korubo land, and in so doing, protects the Korubo themselves.
Online
2006; 2004
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Northeast Brazil [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

Ian Wright travels through the north east of Brazil. This Globe Trekker episode follows him from Salvador, the colonial capital of Bahia, where he samples the famous Brazilian coffee and participates in Capoeira, a traditional martial art combining ballet and acrobatics, into the interior of Brazil. Ian explores the Chapada Diamantina National Park near Lencois, joins a traditional wedding ceremony for the great Brazilian football legend, Pele. Travelling up the coast, Ian visits the multi-colored sandhills of Morro Branco, where intricate sand paintings are made. He joins in the party at a carnival in Fortaleza and stops off at the isolated fishing village of Jericoacoara, where he stays with a Brazilian family. The final leg of Ian's trip takes him to the mouth of the Amazon, and t [...]
Online
1996
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E2: Growing Energy [electronic resource]

In response to the oil crisis of the 1970s, Brazil created a domestic ethanol industry that is now thriving on all levels-from production to distribution at gas stations to nationwide adoption of flex-fuel cars. As a result, Brazil has become energy self-sufficient as a nation. This program examines what America can learn from Brazil's agri-industrial success and asks: is the system really applicable outside Brazil and to what degree can the rest of the world emulate it?
Online
2007
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Brazil [electronic resource]

In this program, Jimmy Doherty goes to Brazil, where he discovers how to turn poisoned land into a powerhouse of world food production, joins sugarcane cutters to see how the country has replaced half of its gasoline use with biofuel, and finds a way to save caimans from poachers. In the Amazon, Jimmy meets an unlikely cattle rancher who claims he can save the rain forest.
Online
2009
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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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Sao Paulo [electronic resource]

Every week, over one million people around the world move from the country to the city in search of better jobs, education, infrastructure and resources. But can all those dreams come true? Urban Future is a voyage of discovery through the megacities of our new millennium, showing how people take initiative to improve their lives and launch projects to shape their homes and neighborhoods. In Sao Paulo we meet a young man who recruits kids off the street in the worst drug neighborhood in town and gets them to decorate the streets with him.
Online
2013
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Out of Africa [electronic resource]

Michael Palin's Brazilian odyssey begins in the North East, where modern Brazil was born. He starts in the city of Sao Luis before traveling down the coast to Recife and Salvador, dropping in on the vaqueros - Brazilian Cowboys - who work on vast cattle ranches. His travels also take him south to the stunning coastal lagoons of the Lencois Maranhenses national park. In Salvador he learns to drum with the famous Olodum school and has a lesson in how to cook Bahian-style, before finding out what lies behind the beguiling moves of Capoeria dancers.
Online
2012
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Into Amazonia [electronic resource]

Michael Palin travels on several rivers through the very heart of Amazonia. He meets the Yanomami tribe, and talks to their spokesperson about the threats to their way of life. He visits the magnificent Manaus Opera House, and samples some exotic Amazonian foods in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon. Traveling ever southwards to the upper reaches of the Xingu river he is welcomed to the Wauja tribe, one of the most colorful of all the Brazilian indigenous peoples. This leg of his journey ends in the capital Brasilia, where Michael meets up with rock star and political activist Dinho Ouro Preto. Contains nudity associated with indigenous cultures.
Online
2012
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The Road to Rio [electronic resource]

On The Road to Rio, Michael visits the source of Brazil's great mineral wealth - the state of Minas Gerais and its giant mines. Here, he meets some ordinary Brazilians dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the state. On to Rio De Janeiro, host to the next Olympics and World Cup. Rio has always been a party town, but it's also blighted by drugs and gang violence. Michael learns how the authorities are hoping to bring the favelas back into the city. He also books a room in one of the city's famous 'love hotels' and attends the Gay Pride parade.
Online
2012
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The Deep South [electronic resource]

On his final leg of his journey, Michael starts in the picture perfect town of Parati where he meets up with Prince João de Bragança, heir to the defunct throne of Brazil. In Embraer and Sao Paolo Michael meets some of Brazil's successful politicians, heads of business and TV soap stars, who all have mixed opinions on Brazil's future. After experiencing the beauty and serenity of the vast wetlands of the Pantanal, Michael comes to his journey's end at the magnificent Iguazu falls where he concludes that Brazil has much to offer the world as it takes its place as a new potential superpower.
Online
2012
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Lula DA Silva [electronic resource]

Born in Pernambuco in 1945. Workman, unionist and founder of the Brazilian Labor Party. President of Brazil between 2003 and 2011. Lula da Silva was Brazil's president for two terms. His popularity stems from his charisma but also from his life story: a workman that became the leader of one of the world's strongest economies, one of the world's most beautiful countries, and an unequal society that is undertaking a huge effort to create change. Lula talks about Europe and the current correlation of forces in the world, about ecology and sustainability, about the non-existence of Left thinking, about his successor Dilma and the importance of women in politics. Lula also reflects about the way his recent illness may have influenced his life, his way of viewing others and the way he now [...]
Online
2014; 2013
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Rio de Janeiro [electronic resource]: Urban Future

Every week, over one million people around the world move from the country to the city in search of better jobs, better education, better infrastructure and resources - a better life, in short. "Urban Future" is a voyage of discovery through the megacities of our new millennium highlighting how residents improve their lives and launch projects to shape their homes and neighborhoods. This episode examines favela improvement initiatives and urban planning challenges as Rio de Janeiro prepares for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games?
Online
2014; 2013
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A Kiss for Gabriela [electronic resource]

Gabriela Leite is the first sex worker to run for Brazilian Congress. A Kiss for Gabriela follows her 2010 campaign, as she faces 822 opponents and challenges Brazil's male dominated political system, to see if a sex worker, activist, wife, mother, and cultural icon can beat the odds and win the election.
Online
2014; 2013
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Indigenous Peoples of Amazonia [electronic resource]

Deep inside the Brazilian and Ecuadorian rain forests, several indigenous tribes continue to live according to traditional customs-some violently defying outside influences. This program documents repeated attempts to pacify and often assimilate these vulnerable societies. Outlining the history of Amazonian colonization by Europeans, the film examines the work of researchers and activists such as Erwin Patzelt and the Villas Boas brothers, as well as the role of FUNAI, the impact of multinational corporations, and the influence of Christian missionaries. Viewers will learn extensive details about the Huaorani people, the Kampaere and Anticume Pata communities, and various Xingu tribes.
Online
2009; 2007
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Brazil in Black and White [electronic resource]: Skin Color and Higher Education

Am I black or am I white? New affirmative action quotas for higher education in Brazil-one of the world's most racially diverse nations-launch a controversial dialogue about race and identity as this Wide Angle report follows five college candidates from diverse backgrounds competing for a spot at the University of Brasilia. In addition, lawyers from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund visit Brazilian civil rights leaders to discuss the legal challenges of affirmative action. With nationwide surveys identifying more than 130 different categories of skin color, who will be considered "black enough" to qualify for the new racial quotas?
Online
2007
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Umbanda [electronic resource]: Disappearing World

This film looks at a powerful new religious movement gaining favor in the multiracial cities of Brazil. Umbanda combines elements from orthodox Catholicism with submerged African and indigenous Indian spiritual beliefs - as in dramatic trances, people believe themselves seized by the spirits of old plantation slaves, Amazon Indians, children, and mermaids. In spite of past attempts at suppression, Umbanda flourishes in the heterogeneous culture of contemporary urban Brazil. To reveal the eclectic repertoire of Umbanda, this film offers lengthy coverage of ritual performances, including interviews with mediums and their clients, which emphasize the role the movement plays in the management of personal malaise and affliction experienced as a by-product of change and urbanization.
Online
1977
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Brasil [electronic resource]: Sacerdotistas, Sambistas y Mulatas de Brasil

This program discusses the lives of two groups of women-the women of northern Bahia and the mulattos of Rio de Janeiro-both descendants of African slaves. In Bahia, voodoo religious practices are revealed, as well as the problems of prostitution and AIDS. In Rio, the program examines the tradition of carnaval and the role of female mulatto samba dancers as sex objects. Also available in English.
Online
2009; 1992
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Brazil [electronic resource]: Priestesses, Samba Dancers, and Mulattos of Brazil

This program discusses the lives of two groups of women-the women of northern Bahia and the mulattos of Rio de Janeiro-both descendants of African slaves. In Bahia, voodoo religious practices are revealed, as well as the problems of prostitution and AIDS. In Rio, the program examines the tradition of carnaval and the role of female mulatto samba dancers as sex objects.
Online
2006; 1992
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United News: Release 13 (1942) Brazil at War With the Nazis [electronic resource]

This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Crowds mass the streets of Rio de Janeiro as war is declared; Presidents Roosevelt and Vargas meet; lend-lease military equipment is unloaded; Brazilian pilots fly trainer planes. 2. Various USO scenes. 3. U.S. troops land in India. 4. P-40 fighter planes take off from carriers en route to U.S. fields in the Pacific.
Online
1942
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United News: Release 69 (1943) Brazil Marks 121st Year of Independence [electronic resource]

This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. President Vargas reviews a military parade. 2. Canadian women work in shipyards, and WACs repair an airplane. 3. 1,600 naval cadets race cross-country. 4. Movie stars James Cagney, Judy Garland, Greer Garson, Harpo Marx, and Mickey Rooney attend a war bond rally at the Washington Monument. 5. Mrs. Roosevelt visits hospitals in the South Pacific. 6. The invasion convoy at Salerno, Italy.
Online
1943