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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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Witness: A World in Conflict Through a Lens

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A four-part series that follows three combat photographers into conflict zones in Mexico, Libya, South Sudan, and Brazil.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rio 2.

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Jewel, Blu and their three kids are leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.
DVD
2014
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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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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Fast Five

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After Brian and Mia break Dom out of jail, they find themselves trapped in Rio de Janeiro and on the run from the law. Now one last job stands between them and freedom, but will they make it before the corrupt businessmen, or the feds, catch up to them?
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

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)
13.

Waste Land

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Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers. Muniz invites the catadores to add refuse to his art, photographing the work from overhead. The finished artwork will then be on display in museums and auctions around the world.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Orfeu

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In Carioca Hill, a dangerous slum in Rio de Janiro, Orfeu, a charismatic and beloved samba musician, leads his school each year in the Carnaval parade, refusing to abandon the slums where he was raised. When Orfeu falls in love with Euridice, an Indian girl visiting her aunt in Carioca Hill, he arouses the jealousy of his fiery mistress, forgotten lovers and childhood friend Lucinho, the community's brooding drug lord.
DVD
2002; 1999
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)
17.

Rio Sex Comedy

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The sun-drenched splendor of Rio de Janeiro provides the backdrop to this sexy comedy of romantic entanglement. Among the tourists who find themselves footloose and under the sway of the city's erotic spell are a prominent British plastic surgeon warning that new looks don't solve old problems; a U.S. ambassador who seeks a break from his duties in one on the city's most dangerous shanty towns; and a French anthropologist whose proper nature is no match for the pleasures of Rio.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

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)
19.

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)