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Brazil's Land Revolution.

In Brazil, almost half of the agricultural land is owned by just one percent of the population. The government estimates that land reform would benefit some 4.5 million families -- both agricultural workers and city slum-dwellers. Political opposition has so far prevented meaningful progress. Now Brazil's president has announced plans to resettle more than 100,000 landless families this year and promises additional agrarian reform over the next two years. This film visits the Northeastern state of Bahia to report on an initiative, which encourges the landless to join together to buy up land, with low-interest government loans. Directed by Christopher Walker. 2005. 23 min.
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