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Revealing Sebastião Salgado (Revelando Sebastião Salgado) - The Life and Work of Brazillian Photographer Sebastião Salgado
This is the first Brazilian documentary about one of the most important contemporary photographers, Brazilian native Sebastiao Salgado. During an in-depth 2012 interview given at his house in Paris, Salgado shares about the beginning of his career, the importance of…
Looking for Lara - A Guerrilla Fighter Struggling Against Brazilian Dictatorship
Lara Lavelberg -- a young, beautiful and highly-refined Jewish woman -- left a comfortable life to engage in the violent struggle against a military dictatorship in Brazil. Living underground, Lavelberg became the lover of former army captain, Carlos Lamarca, and…
Letters to Angola (Cartas Para Angola) - Personal Stories from Brazil & Angola
Longtime friends and strangers share intertwining stories of migration, nostalgia, war, and exile from opposite ends of the Atlantic Ocean. The film highlights seven pairs of voices between Brazil, Angola and Portugal where people share many similarities from speaking the…
Forest Doctors (Médicos da Floresta) - Doctors Bring Healthcare to Indigenous Brazillians
Imagine the reaction of natives, with little or no contact with civilization, who undergo surgery and are able to see again after years in the dark. Get to know this and other stories with the Brazilian Health Expedition in this…
Bernardes - The Life & Work of A Brilliant Brazilian Architect
Sergio Bernardes was a star of 1960s Brazil, a brilliant architect and a mesmerizing man. Prodigiously productive and considered an equal to the most celebrated of Brazilian architects -- Oscar Niemeyer -- Bernardes lived a glamorous life in a beautiful…
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…
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'…
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…
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…
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.
Galeno, A Crafty Boy (Galeno, Curumim Arteiro) - An Award-Winning Brazilian Artist’s Source of Inspiration
Galeno is one of the most important and productive Brazilian artists working today. He's had many exhibitions in Brazil and Europe and won several prestigious awards such as the Acquisition Prize. Paintings, drawings, engravings, frescos, sculptures, and installations -- Galeno…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Musical Memory – A Concert - Performing Brazil’s Lost Classical Works
A stunning classical music performance by the Symphony Orchestra of Sao Paulo in Brazil. When one thinks of classical music, Brazil may not be the first country that comes to mind. However, with millions of immigrants from Germany, Italy and…
Estradeiros - Wanderers - Modern Nomads in South America
Comparable to "traveling hippies" dressed in worn-out, garish clothes, often filthy with disheveled hair, Estradeiros (wanderers) are diverse nomadic groups in Brazil and other Latin American countries. They consider themselves borderless and travel on foot from place-to-place selling handmade crafts…
The Composing Material (Matéria de Composição) - Collaborative Artists Create Contemporary Music
A unique collaboration between filmmakers and composers in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Three composers, Guilherme Antonio Ferreira, Teodomiro Goulart and Oiliam Lanna, were given a short poetic video and asked them to compose music to the film. This film is a…
Going Back (De Volta) - Brazillian Prisoners Experience Four Days of Freedom
Four days of freedom. The greatest gift a prisoner can receive, and the greatest challenge. GOING BACK follows four Brazilian convicts serving hard time who are granted temporary leave from prison during Christmas, 2012. Leandro, Midian, Sonia and Anderson return…