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O Povo Brasileiro

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Discusses the history, social and artistic aspects of the multiethnic character of Brazil. Based on Darcy Ribeiro's book of the same title.
DVD
2005; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Korubo People of Amazonia [electronic resource]

This program documents a visit by Brazilian government officials to the Korubo people, hunter/gatherers of the Javari River Valley. Transcending a history of mutual distrust and violence with other groups, especially Caucasians, the Korubo warm to the camera team after receiving medical help for their malaria-stricken leader. The team's unprecedented access leads to breathtaking, revelatory footage of Korubo hunting and fishing techniques, hygienic practices, and sophisticated technology hand-wrought from vegetation. The program underlines the importance of Brazil's Fondacao Nacional do Indio policy that protects Korubo land, and in so doing, protects the Korubo themselves.
Online
2006; 2004
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Indigenous Peoples of Amazonia [electronic resource]

Deep inside the Brazilian and Ecuadorian rain forests, several indigenous tribes continue to live according to traditional customs-some violently defying outside influences. This program documents repeated attempts to pacify and often assimilate these vulnerable societies. Outlining the history of Amazonian colonization by Europeans, the film examines the work of researchers and activists such as Erwin Patzelt and the Villas Boas brothers, as well as the role of FUNAI, the impact of multinational corporations, and the influence of Christian missionaries. Viewers will learn extensive details about the Huaorani people, the Kampaere and Anticume Pata communities, and various Xingu tribes.
Online
2009; 2007
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Brazil in Black and White [electronic resource]: Skin Color and Higher Education

Am I black or am I white? New affirmative action quotas for higher education in Brazil-one of the world's most racially diverse nations-launch a controversial dialogue about race and identity as this Wide Angle report follows five college candidates from diverse backgrounds competing for a spot at the University of Brasilia. In addition, lawyers from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund visit Brazilian civil rights leaders to discuss the legal challenges of affirmative action. With nationwide surveys identifying more than 130 different categories of skin color, who will be considered "black enough" to qualify for the new racial quotas?
Online
2007
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Brasil [electronic resource]: Sacerdotistas, Sambistas y Mulatas de Brasil

This program discusses the lives of two groups of women-the women of northern Bahia and the mulattos of Rio de Janeiro-both descendants of African slaves. In Bahia, voodoo religious practices are revealed, as well as the problems of prostitution and AIDS. In Rio, the program examines the tradition of carnaval and the role of female mulatto samba dancers as sex objects. Also available in English.
Online
2009; 1992
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Brazil [electronic resource]: Priestesses, Samba Dancers, and Mulattos of Brazil

This program discusses the lives of two groups of women-the women of northern Bahia and the mulattos of Rio de Janeiro-both descendants of African slaves. In Bahia, voodoo religious practices are revealed, as well as the problems of prostitution and AIDS. In Rio, the program examines the tradition of carnaval and the role of female mulatto samba dancers as sex objects.
Online
2006; 1992
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Brazil Diaries [electronic resource]

On April 22, 1500, a Portuguese ship captained by Cabral landed in Brazil, discovering a land populated by indigenous groups. The initial encounter was recorded by 16th century European navigators with anthropological precision and bore witness to a radically different way of life. This film retraces the mutual process of discovery, comparing written accounts with oral testimonies of members of today's tribes, descendants of those who first welcomed the Portuguese.
Online
2011