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41.

Quilombo

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In 17th century Brazil groups of runaway black slaves escaped to mountainous jungle strongholds, where they formed self-governing communities known as quilombos. This film chronicles the most famous, the Palmares, and their legendary chieftain Ganga Zumba.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
42.

Na Cidade Vazia: Hollow City

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N'dala is an orphan from the Angolan province of Bie, a flashpoint in the rebellion that incited Angola's brutal civil war. In 1991 N'dala is airlifted by missionaries to the port city of Luanda, Angola's capital. He slips away from the nuns at the airport, choosing the solitude of the streets of the old city, but he is not prepared for living by his wits. His wandering leads N'dala to the beach where he takes shelter in an old fisherman's shack, but he is haunted by nightmares of the assault that left his family dead, and he soon disappears into the shanty-town neighborhoods of the city. Each step N'dala takes into the dark streets of the city leads him farther from his home.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
43.

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)
44.
CDDVD
2007
Music (Circulation Desk)
45.

Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto: Our Beloved Month of August

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Despite a complete lack of financing and cast, driven young director Miguel Gomes is hell-bent on making a film and dives headlong into a cinematic kaleidoscope. With a camera and a small crew, Gomes travels to a remote Portuguese mountainside, where the Pardieiros music festival is under way, and begins filming the townsfolk. While the festival sets one's eyes ablaze and toes tapping, Gomes finds a narrative slowly and sneakily emerging. Locations, songs, and characters from the documentary are recast as echoes of their former selves. Townspeople are reincarnated as members of a family band and incestuous subplots unfold. These colliding realities beg the question: Is the beginning of the film merely research for following fiction? Is truth a rehearsal for fiction here, or is it th [...]
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
46.

Mistérios de Lisboa

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Raul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
47.

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)
48.

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)
49.

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)
50.

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)
51.

Olga

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Based upon the life of German-born Olga Benário Prestes, wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes.; Uma militante comunista foge para Moscou, após ser perseguida pela polícia. Tempos depois ela retorna para acompanhar Luís Carlos Prestes na realização da Intentona Comunista.
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
52.

Entranced Earth: Entranced Earth

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Paulo Martins (Jardel Filho) is a young poet and journalist who is persuaded by his lover Sara (Glauce Rocha) to become involved in the politics of his country, the hypothetical Eldorado. He fights against two corrupt politicians, a populist governor (José Lewgoy) and a conservative president (Paulo Autran), both who were at one time his friends.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
53.

Macunaíma

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"In Macunaíma, cinema novo pioneer Joaquim Pedro de Andrade adapted a masterpiece of Brazilian modernism to reflect the simultaneous triumph of tropicalismo and onset of military dictatorship. Pure essence of 1969, the movie is a funny, freewheeling mélange of primitive myth and Busby Berkeley, hippie street theater and cabaret star Grande Otelo, glamorized urban guerrillas and documented candomblé rituals; it's full of racial high jinks, with a free-floating cannibal metaphor applied most savagely to a capitalist ogre."--Village Voice.
DVD
2006; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
54.

Linha de Montagem

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"Documentary about the strikes taking place in São Bernardo do Campo, in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, circa 1979/1980. That moment was of utmost importance, since it revealed a Union leader, Luís Inácio "Lula" da Silva, who later was to become the President of Brazil. It was also the moment when PT, the Party of Workers became a relevant political force in Brazil." -- IMDb.
DVD
2007; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
55.

De Corpo Inteiro Entrevistas

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A documentary with a touch of fiction, where the main character is Clarice Lispector, in encounters with varied personalities.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
56.

Lula, o Filho Do Brasil

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Dramatization of the personal and professional life of Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, who would rise from poverty to the height of political power in Brazil.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
57.

Era Vargas, 1930-1935

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The most crucial period of Brazilian history in the twentieth century is the subject of Vargas. Starting from the assumption of power. Addresses causes and consequences of political change that led Vargas to the presidency. Using films new and current interviews, this documentary explains the factors that facilitated the rise of Vargas and how skillfully he consolidated his power, leaving a legacy that defined the political and economic direction of Brazil over the next decades.
DVD
2011; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
58.

Nossa Vida Não Cabe Num Opala

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A lower middle class family begins to fall apart when the patriarch that held them all together dies.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
59.

Passe Livre: Um Documento Vivo Do Futebol Brasileiro

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Documentary based on the life of soccer player Afonsinho, who was banned from playing Brazilian football.
DVD
2013; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
60.

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
Clemons (Stacks)