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Waste Land - What Happens in the World’s Largest Trash City Will Transform You
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de…
Black Orpheus
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio…
The Beginning of Life - Factors in Child Development
One of the greatest neuroscience breakthroughs is having discovered that babies are far more than a genetic load. The development of all human beings lies on the combination of genetics, the quality of the relationships and the environment they are…
Mysteries of Lisbon
A masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco) evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members…
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Rio Breaks - Youth Surfing in Brazil
Set against the volatile and dangerous world of the favelas, RIO BREAKS tells the story of two surf-obsessed friends, 13-year-old Fabio and 12-year-old Naama. The pair live in Rio de Janeiro's Favela do Pavao, which is controlled by one of…
Tabu
Winner of Critic's Prize at the Berlin Film Festival 2012, Tabu is the exquisitely surreal two-part tale of Aurora, who upon her death-bed will make a mysterious request to see a man no one had ever heard of, transporting us…
Fintar O Destino (Dribbling Fate)
A feature film about soccer dreams weighs the pros and cons of pursuing ambitions abroad or acceptance of life on the isolated islands of Cape Verde. Fintar O Destino has the distinction of being the Library of African Cinema's first…
Our Languages
Part of the Indians in Brazil series, Our Languages relates the historic repression of indigenous languages in Brazil. Many Indian languages were nearly lost thanks to missionaries and merchants - who rewarded Indians for learning Portuguese with status and material…
Zus & Zo
Chekov's "Three Sisters" gets a wild retelling in this Oscar nominated comedy about three wacky sisters who try to save their inheritance from their supposedly Gay brother, who suddenly appears with fiance in tow. If he gets married, their Father's…
Carmo, Hit the Road
Carmo would do anything to escape the hellhole of a Brazilian border town where she lives. So when a lonesome, wheelchair-bound low-life named Marco arrives on the scene, she jumps at the chance to help him transport a shipment of…
The Second Mother
An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, THE SECOND MOTHER centers around Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs,…
Volta A Terra - Farming in Portugal
This film tells the story of an endangered community: farmers who practice subsistence farming in a mountainous village of northern Portugal, deserted due to emigration. Between the evocation of the past and their uncertain future, we follow the 49 inhabitants…
Cape Verde My Love
Praia, Cape verde. Laura, Flavia and Bela are childhood friends. Each leads her own life and they sometimes meet to dance, dine and have fun. But one day the calm rivers of their lives break their banks and become wild…
Once Upon A Time Veronica - Era Uma Vez Eu, Verônica
Veronica is fresh out of medical school. It's a crucial time in her life, a period filled with doubts and important decisions to be made: tough career choices, her intimate bond with her ailing father, and her active but chaotic…
Africa Dreaming
Africa Dreaming is a landmark in African television - a series drawing together for the first time broadcasters, television producers, film directors and writers from across the continent. Africa Dreaming was designed to give Africans a rare opportunity to speak…
Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America
Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America. Over a career that spanned 50 years, Sosa sold millions of records, performed thousands of concerts all over the world, and left…
Oscar Niemeyer - Brazilian Architect
Niemeyer - Life is a Breath of Air is a film that, without claiming to be groundbreaking or brilliant as the character who serves as its theme, uses the clarity of its lines and poetic forms to (re) construct the…
They Killed Sister Dorothy
At the mouth of the Amazon River, a murder trial is taking place. The victim - Sister Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old Catholic nun from Dayton, Ohio - was shot six times at point blank range. The events that led to…
Elvis & Madonna
Elvis & Madona is a romantic comedy that deals with an unusual subject in a delicate and realistic way: a love story between young lesbian Elvis and a transvestite Madona. The story takes place in Copacabana, neighborhood in Rio de…
Xingu
In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlist in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a…