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Brazilian Dreams: Visiting Points of Resistance

Explores cultures of opposition in Brazil as documented by two US travelers in 1988-1989. Woven together in a hybrid narration that combines travelogue, political reportage and personal reflection, the documentary features testimonies of Brazilian activists involved in a wide range of social movements: the modernist graffiti counterculture of cosmopolitan Sao Paulo, working-class feminists in the parishes of Sao Paulo's slums, the Black Consciousness movement of Bahia, a first-ever meeting of Indian tribes in the Amazon to protest dam construction on their lands, and the Amazonia rubbertappers' struggle to preserve their sustainable way of life in the rainforest. Produced and directed by Caitlin Manning and Chris Carlsson. c1991. 54 min. Online Access through LFLFC.

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