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1.

Central Station

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When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing.
DVD
1999; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Capitães de Abril: April Captains

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In Portugal on April 24, 1974 the words of poet Jose Alfonso in the banned song "Grandola" sparked a revolution when the song was broadcast over the radio over and over again as a signal for a military coup against the oldest dictatorship in Europe.
DVD
2004; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cidade de Deus: City of God

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The world's most notorious slum is Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. Presents the true story of a young man who grew up on those streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Atlantico Negro: Na Rota Dos Orixás = Black Atlantic : On the Orixás Route

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"The waters of the Atlantic brought the slaves from Africa to Brazil, their bodies in chains but their souls still tied to mother Africa. This Brazilian-made film takes us to both shores, to how spiritual life, dance and song came with the captive people and took root in the new soil. Among the many traditions were the language and gods of Yoruba and Jejes from the Republic of Benin. Today, when Brazilians revisit Africa, they teach the Africans the culture that these descendants of slaves keep alive in Brazil. The documentary is a testimony to some of the ironies of the diaspora"--Container.
DVD
2003; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Byebye Brasil

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A hypnotically languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick. The story follows a smalltime traveling sideshow which includes Ciço, a recent addition. A poor villager with a pregnant wife, he has fallen in love with the exotic dancer Salomé. In the end, the troupe heads down dusty roads facing increasing disinterest and social change in Brazil.
DVD
2007; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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Salve Geral

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The widowed mother of an incarcerated teen begins working for a criminal organization that operates from within the São Paulo state penitentiary system.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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O Homem Do Sputnik

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A Brazilian peasant enters into the elite class when the Sputnik satellite lands on his chicken coop and Cold War operatives try to nab it.
DVD
2007; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hour of the Star: A Hora DA Estrela

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This striking adaptation of the canonical novel by Clarice Lispector tracks the tragicomic ordeals of Macabea during her first days in the megalopolis of Sao Paulo--after emigration from the impoverished north of Brazil.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Terras: Lands

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"Surrounded by the Amazon rainforest, the twin cities of Leticia and Tabatinga and the village of Santa Rosa constitute a triple border between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Beautifully photographed and researched, Lands explores the social and ecological impact of territorial limits, commerce and modernity on the lives of the local and indigenous population. ... Directed by noted Brazilian filmmaker Maya da-Rin, Lands maps out the demarcations that, although not always visible, are present in these people's daily lives. The borders, after all, are everywhere and nowhere in this land. In addition, the film looks at the concept of nationality and territorial limits, the relationship between urban cities and the Amazon, the contact between traditional indigenous cultures and contemporary [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Deus e o Diabo Na Terra Do Sol

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Set in the sertâo of Brazil in 1938, an impoverished couple, Manuel and Rosa, join a religious cult which is pursued by a hired killer.
DVD
2003
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Edifício Master

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The daily lives and routine of 37 families living in a huge 12-story building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Eu Tu Eles

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Based on a true story, Darlene longs for love, family and passion. She leaves her small rural town to find the one man that can fulfill all of her desires. One child, still single and three years later, Darlene, comes back home. She accepts a marriage proposal from a neighbor who turns her into his personal slave. Her husband's cousin comes to live with them and she finds comfort with him. A young and handsome drifter shows up to work and he ignites Darlene's passions. Can one woman, three men and four children live under one roof or will Darlene be swept away by the drifter?; "Tres años más tarde y todavía soltera, Darlene regresa a su pueblo natal y acepta una propuesta modesta de matrimonio de Osias un humilde vecino. Dentro de poco, Darlene se encuentra esclavizada a la rutina de [...]
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Pixote: A Lei Do Mais Fraco

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"Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime."--Container.
DVD
2001; 1981
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

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Mauro is a 12-year-old boy, who is left to fend for himself when his parents 'go on vacation' during the Communist regime in 1970's Brazil. The culturally diverse community of São Paulo unites to watch Péle lead his country in winning the World Cup of soccer.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Orfeu Negro: Black Orpheus

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Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States.
DVD
1999; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)
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Vidas Sêcas

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A family and their dog struggle to survive in drought-stricken Northeast Brazil.
DVD
2005; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Bus 174

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A powerful, award-winning examination of the tragic series of events that followed a desperate bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 that turned deadly when a SWAT team took evasive action against the drug-addled hijacker.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Behind the Sun

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Set in a Brazilian town in 1910, two poor families continually feud over control of nearly barren land. One young man, encouraged by his younger brother, tries to seek peace and escape from the ancient feud.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Terra Estrangeira

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"After the unexpected death of his mother, Paco, an aspiring actor from Sao Paulo, longs to leave his native Brazil. Tired of living in suqalior, he accepts a 'delivery job' from a shady antique dealer and travels to Lisbon carrying a violin filled with uncut diamonds. But when the exchange goes bad, he finds himself on the run from an underworld thug and in the arms of Alex, a beautiful woman caught up in the Portuguese black market."--Container.
DVD
2000; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Casa de Lava: Down to Earth

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Mariana, a nurse assigned to care for an injured immigrant worker, returns to his Cape Verde village with him. She begins to feel almost claustrophobic in the grim environment as she encounters a series of disturbing characters who drag her deeper into their depressing and hopeless lives. In light of this Mariana begins to reevaluate her dissatisfaction with her former life.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)