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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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A Dança DA Vida: The Dance of Life

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"The Dance of Life shows the lives of different groups of elders and their opinions about sexuality, their habits and the places they live. The reflections and questions of this time of life are brought up unto the viewer." -- IMDb.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Saudade Do Futuro

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Dreaming of a better life, migrants from the Northeast of Brazil speak about the city of São Paulo, and sing of it in prose, songs, and stories.
DVD
2000; 2004
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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Mestre Bimba: A Capoeira Iluminada

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Tells the story of capoeira as sport, art, game and fight, which is being spread through Brazil and abroad, all because of the determination of Mestre Bimba. Tells the life of Manuel dos Reis Machado, Mestre Bimba (1899-1974), who enlightened and revolutionized the practice of capoeira, becoming the most well known and admired capoeira artist in the world. A story with a lot of capoeira, told by some of his most important students, family members, and those who have dedicated themselves to studying his incredible personality.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fala Tu

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DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sobreviventes: Os Filhos DA Guerra de Canudos

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DVD
2009; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Meninas: Teen Mothers

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A look at teen pregnancy in Brazil following the stories of four teenage girls, each from different sections of society, throughout the course of their pregnancies.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ôrí

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"This documentary provides an overview of the Black Movement in Brazil during the 70s and 80s and tells the story of Beatriz Nascimento, an activist and historian searching for her African heritage. Beatriz researches the history of the Quilombos, African warrior societies reestablished in Brazil to resist slavery and colonialism. Her outlook is poetic and charged with emotion. The historical interpretation acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of African culture to South American music, dance, language and beliefs"--Third World Newsreel website.
DVD
2009; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Olhar Estrangeiro: Um Personagem Chamado Brasil : Entrevistas Com Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Jon Voight e Outros Atores, Diretores, Roteiristas e Produtores : O Olhar de Quem Faz Cinema

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Fantasies and clichés about Brazil and Brazilians as reinforced by international films, even those actually shot in Brazil. This documentary features interviews with non-Brazilian directors, writers and stars who have been involved in some of those films.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cartola

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A biographical film of Brazilian samba composer Cartola (1908-1980).
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tempo de Resistência

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Reveals the history of Brazil during the militar dictatorship, from the beginning of the João Goulart ruling until Amnesty Day. Includes personal narratives from people who were there, José Dirceu, Aloysio Nunes, Franklin Martins, Leopoldo Paulino, Denize Crispim.
DVD
2008; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Uma Noite Em 67; Uma Noite Em Sessenta Sete

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"In the theater, applause, boos, a broken guitar, screaming guitars. On stage: young Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Roberto Carlos, Edu Lobo and Sergio Ricardo. The songs: "Roda Viva", "Ponteio," "Joy, Joy," "Sunday in the Park. And only one of them would win. That's One Night in 67, an invitation to live the end of the Festival of Record that changed the course of the MPB." -- Uma noite em 67 website.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pan-Cinema Permanente

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Documentary film about the late poet Waly Salamão.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pachamama

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Recipient of multiple awards and directed by Glauber Rocha's son, Eryk Rocha, Pachamama tells the story of the director's journey through the Brazilian Amazon rainforest on his way to Peru and Bolivia, where he encounters the reality of people historically cut-off from the political process of their own country and that, for the first time, are attempting to have a say in the outcome of their own fate. The title of the film, Pachamama, is a word that means ?Mother Earth? to certain groups of Native Americans, and refers to the bucolic goddess of the rural workers. A meditative film that also reveals social movements and moments often obscured from outsiders.--www.meetup.com
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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O País de São Saruê

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One of the most important Brazilian documentaries was produced in 1970. It was banned until 1979 when it was selected for the Brailia Festival and won the Jury prize. The film now restored, was shot in 16MM and then copied onto 35MM. Contrasts the riches of the Northeast forest with the struggle of man, drought, the large plantations and misery since Colonial Time in Brazil.
DVD
2006; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
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Aboio

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"Brazilian outback, cowboys preserve their age-old customs, communicating with their cattle in a form of plaintive singing known as Aboio. The chant resounds an improvised, ancient form that is an entrance to the life and the imaginary of the ancient Brazilian cattle drivers" -- Marília Rocha website.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Intʻerpretes Do Brasil

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Series of 15 interviews with prominent Brazilian intellectuals about culture, religion, different social groups and peace.--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Língua: Vidas Em Português

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Documentary about the Portuguese language and people who speak it around the world, focusing on 6 countires: Portugal, Mozambique, India, Brazil, France, and Japan.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Janela DA Alma

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Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment, from mild nearsightedness to total blindness, discuss how they see themselves, how they see others, and how they perceive the world. Celebrities such as Noble prize winner José Saramago, musician Hermeto Paschoal, filmmaker Wim Wenders, photographer, Evgen Bavcar, neurologist Oliver Sacks, among others, make personal and surprising revelations about various aspects of vision--the physiological working of the eye ; the use of glasses and what it means about personality ; the meaning of seeing or not seeing in a world saturated by images; and, also the importance of emotions in transforming reality. The documentary becomes an emotional reflexion on the act of "seeing" or not seeing the world.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)