[Videolib] FW: Request for Search for LANDLESS (sin tierra) Film

From: Elizabeth Stanley <Elizabeth@bullfrogfilms.com>
Date: Thu Apr 09 2009 - 08:53:43 PDT

Forwarding this request from Eleanor Langdon at Boston University, looking for "Landless (Sin Tierra)." Does anyone have a lead on the availability of this film?
IMBD shows http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420908/.
Bullfrog Films


From: Eleanor Langdon [mailto:elangdon@bu.edu]
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 10:53 AM
To: Elizabeth Stanley
Subject: Request for Search for Landless (sin tierra) Film



Thank you for your offer to do a media search for: Landless (Sin Tierra) Part 20th-anniversary homage to what it is the "world's most successful people's movement" according to Naom Chomsky and part condemnation of the social conditions that gave rise to it, the film traces the rise of Brazil's Landless Movement (MST), whose strategy is to peacefully and legally take over and set up encampments on unproductive land, which is then redistributed among the occupying families. The battle has been hard fought, with many landowners organizing themselves into paramilitary groups. In the last 15 years, some 1600 workers have lost their lives. The film, produced by Pedro Almodóvar, takes some fascinating detours into the underbelly of Brazilian life, perhaps the most heartbreaking being those dealing with child slavery and rural workers who work for years to pay off debts to landowners. Audience Best Documentary Award- Málaga Film Festival, 2004.



Eleanor Langdon

Administrative Manager

Institute of Economic Development

264 Bay State Rd.

Boston, MA 02215

Tel: (617) 353-4030

Fax: (617) 353-4143


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