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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…
O Prólogo - 1960's Brazillian Political Cinema
Brazil, 1961. The unexpected resign of conservative president Janio Quadros brings a man linked to the left party to occupy his place. A group of entrepreneurs and military create an Institute to warn the population about the dangers of Communism…
From Myths to Animals
Guarani myths refer to a magic time when people were animals. Their transformation include values and both human and non-human characteristics that are important to the social and cultural structure of the tribe. Through oral tradition, stories that explain the…
Daughters of the Hill - Women and the Columbian Drug War
Maria Digna left her hometown as she was threatened by terrorist groups, who killed her husband and her nephew. As she entered Brazil, she was informed about the humanitarian work carried out by Gonzalo and asked him for help. This…
Ninguém é Black Bloc - A Brazilian Urban Guerilla Group
The film investigates the political scenario of the State of Rio de Janeiro through discussions that have risen since the appearance of an urban guerilla known as the Black Blocs.
Porto of Little Africa - Rio's African District
The origins of Rio de Janeiro's Port Area, also known as Little Africa. A place of strong African cultural heritage, full of samba, and joy, but also where many important social and workers rebellions took place. Where Rio's bohemian lifestyle…
Margin - Journey on the Amazon River
Large boats navigate the Amazon River daily transporting people, animals and goods. Margin accompanies one of these boats as it departs from the border between Brazil and Colombia and heads towards the Peruvian city of Iquitos. On their journey the…
Mbyá Reko Pyguá - Education in a Guarani Tribe
The sensibility of the Guarani people in educating its children can still be seen despite urban influences on the tribe. The film was shot entirely in Guarani language at a native tribe in Santa Catarina. It shows how their 'light'…
The Golden People Are All of Us - A Brazilian Indigenous Tribe
Inspired in a Guarani myth about the creation of the world, the film shows a magical encounter between a Tupi-Guarani tribe and an orchestra formed by young Germans visiting Brazil.
Taego āwa - An Indigenous Tribe Views Footage of their Own
Archive footage found by students in a university provided a rare testimony of a tragic encounter between Whites and Indians in 1973. The students decided to visit the tribe and show them these images, registering their reaction, their version of…