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1.

Bossa Nova

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Tells the stories of several people in Rio with love problems. There's Mary Ann, a widowed American schoolteacher who has given up on ever finding love again; Pedro, an attorney separated from his wife; and Tania, (the wife) who may want him back. Then there's Roberto, Pedro's shy brother; Acácio, a soccer champ; Sharon, a law intern; and Nadine, a young bohemian who thinks she's found the man of her dreams on the Internet.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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City of God

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See the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. Based on the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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O Lobo Atrás DA Porta

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When Sylvia discovers her six-year-old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband Bernardo to the station for questioning. There Bernardo confesses his extra-marital affair with the beautiful young Rosa, whom detectives believe to be involved in the kidnapping.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Suburbia

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Conceição, a poor girl trying to escape poverty. She flees to Rio de Janeiro where the series follows her through various situations.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ódiquê?

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"Portrait of troubled middle-class young men living in Rio de Janeiro. With no attention from their parents, they turn to urban violence, as a compensation. A group of friends decide to kidnap a rich youngster to get some money to spend during the Carnival."--www.imdb.com.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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As Canc̦ões

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Participants from the streets of Rio de Janeiro were asked to come tell their stories, any story. They told of memories past and present. Shared stories of love, grief, hardships, happiness. Some expressed their feelings by singing, some cried, some laughed. True life experiences from strangers off the street of Rio.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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5X Favela: Agora Por Nós Mesmos

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The project '5X favela, agora por nós mesmos' gathered over 80 young people from Rio's favelas (slums), selected through workshops, script and filmmaking techniques to create a feature film consisting of five stories that reflect different facets of the daily lives of residents of these communities. The five stories speak of ethics and education, friendship and love, solidarity and tolerance, family and community, without ignoring the violence and the daily difficulties suffered by its residents.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mandrake: Temporadas 1 & 2

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Paulo Mandrake is a lawyer who skirts the cracks of Brazilian society, serving the interests of his high-class, powerful clients by slumming with the drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes and criminals. His law partner does not always approve of his methods, but no one can question the results -- Mandrake is a man who gets things done.
DVD
2011; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

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Captain Nascimento has risen in his career to become the commander-in-chief of Rio de Janeiro's BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) and later, a populist choice as the Sub-Secretary of Intelligence. In his new post, Nascimento strengthens BOPE and cripples the drug trade even further, bringing it to its knees. But soon he comes to a sobering realization that upon doing so, he ends up aiding his true enemies: Corrupt cops and dirty politicians with major electoral interests.
DVD
2012; 2010; 2011
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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Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro

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"After a prison riot, Captain Nascimiento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups" -- IMDb.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Estamira

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Tells the story of a 63 year-old woman who suffers from schizophrenia. Estamira has lived and worked for the past 20 years at the waste disposal site of Jardim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro. Charismatic and maternal, she shares her life with a community of elderly folk at the waste site. Filming began in January of 2000, when Estamira started getting treatment at a state-run psychiatric clinic. The film shows her life during four years of continuous medication; reveals her transformation and the effects the drugs had upon her. In her children's statements, her arduous existence becomes exposed: her lost childhood in poor, rural Brazil, her tormented loves and marriages, and her frustrations. With a poetic, philosophical and eloquent discourse, Estamira lives for the mission that was s [...]
DVD
2007
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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Only When I Dance

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Only when I dance: Two teenagers from Rio de Janeiro pursue the dream of becoming professional ballet dancers.; Lil' A: 12-year-old Lil' A found dance to be the perfect antidote for the severe tics he suffered because of a nervous disorder. Now the tics have subsided and he has decided to become the best dancer and choregrapher in the whole world.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fala Tu

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DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Notícias de Uma Guerra Particular [Videorecording]

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Filmed during 1997 and 1998 in the "favelas" or slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This program documents the constant violence that exists between the police and drug dealers in Rio's slums, the social aspects of drug trafficking and how it plays a crucial part of the local economy.
DVD
1999; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Samba

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"Samba is a documentary about the samba dance and it's relation with the daily life of Mangueira shanty town's inhabitants, their experience with the real "foot" samba and how the dance has determined their lives. The characters are people from Mangueira School of Samba, intimately related to the samba world." -- Container.
DVD
2010; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

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)
20.

Tropa de Elite

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Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) wants to find his replacement. Two childhood friends, cadets Matias and Neto, become dismayed at the corruption in the military police. They decide to join the BOPE and Nascimento hopes one of them would become his replacement.; "During a brutal campaign to secure the Pope's 1997 visit to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento struggles to find a suitable replacement who will continue the BOPE's merciless efforts to infiltrate the favelas and wage war against their dominant drug underworld."
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)