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A Continent Crucified, Brazil

Traces the role and influence of the Catholic Church in Brazil from its arrival with the Portuguese explorers to its present position of conflict with the government. Also shows the strong presence of African religions in Brazil and illustrates how they are integrated into Catholic ceremonies. 1985. 29 min.

A Festa da Moca (The Girl's Party).

Showcases how the Nambiquara people in Brazil's far northwest are using video to revive waning cultural practices. Narration in English with Nambiquara dialogue and Portuguese credits. 1988. 18 min.

A Guerra Dos Meninos.

Interviews with "street children", social workers, policemen, and the public about the murders of large numbers of abandoned children who are living in the streets of Brazil. Based on the book by Gilberto Dimenstein. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1991. 51 min.

A Quiet Revolution: Christian Base Communities of Latin America.

Documents the efforts of Christian base communities, small groups of poor and marginalized people in Latin America, which work to allievate hunger, disease, unemployment, and other critical problems through the application of biblical principles. Profiles successful community efforts in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. 1987. 58 min.

A voz da ponta: a Favela vai ao Forum

Presents community leaders from Rio De Janeiro slums participating in the third World Social Forum to discuss social issues. The community leaders are part of Congesco (Community Managers Council), a social movement comprised of 60 members from various slums throughout the city of Rio de Janeiro. The goal of Congesco is to promote and develop social activities from within their communities to improve their quality of life. This film shows the financial struggle of these community leaders to attend the event. A film by Daniela Broitman & Fernando Salis.

Abolicao.

An examination of the history of slavery in Brazil and the current racial situation of Black Brazilians on the 100th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Examines the contemporary political, economic, social and cultural issues faced by Black Brazilians through interviews with musicians, politicians, activists, people in government, ambassadors, social workers, sport stars, actors, street kids, farmers and others. 1988. 61 min. each installment. Dist: ArtMattan. -5783

Ao redor do Brasil: aspectos do interior e das fronteiras brasileiras

In 1917, director Major Luiz Thomaz Reis travels with his associate and cinematographer, Marshall Candido Mariano Rondon, through the Amazon River areas in the Central and Northern regions of Brazil. This film is a compilation of several shorter films, focusing on the local natives and their culture, as well as the jungle. Produced and directed by Thomaz Reis. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1932. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As ilhas Atlanticas e o Brasil

Presents the cultural heritage, current social customs and history of the Atlantic islands of Brazil with particular emphasis on the cultural influence of the slave trade. In Portuguese. 2000. 56 min.

Bahia, Africa in the Americas.

Elements of African culture are powerfully expressed in the food, art, dance, and most importantly, the Candomble (Umbanda) religion of the Afro-Brazilian majority of the state of Bahia. 1988. 58 min.

Banking on Disaster.

A three part documentary filmed over a ten year period exposes the detrimental effects of deforestation interlinked with road building and colonization in Rondonia, Brazil. 1989. 78 min.
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Full-text review from:ABC-CLIO Video Rating Guide for Libraries

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