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Kirstin Miller in Conversation with Jaime Lerner, Governor of Parana, Brazil

An interview with the innovative mayor who made Curitiba, Brazil one of the world's most ecological cities. Lerner, now Governor of the state of Parana, Brazil, talks to journalist Kirsin Miller about the past, present and future of healthy urban environments. "Taped on April 3, 2000 at the Fourth International Ecocity Conference, Curitiba, Brazil." 6 min.

La Esperanza Incierta (Uncertain Hope) (South Series).

Looks at the current socio-political climates in four South American countries; Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. 1991. 52 min.
Related web sites:Description from Icarus Films catalog

Labirinto Glauber o filme do Brasil (Laberinto Glauber, la pelicula del Brasil)

Glauber Rocha is considered one of the most important directors in Brazilian cinema, and a pillar of the "cinema novo" movement in the 1960s. At a time when it was possible to change the word through cinema, Glauber was provocative, irreverent, and a noncomformist. This documentary attempts to explore Rocha's artistic sensiblities, as well as the contradictions between his films and his life. Includes interviews with Rocha. Written and directed by Silvio Tendler Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2001. 98 min.

Le rêve de São Paulo (Dream of São Paulo)

Sao Paulo attracts northeastern Brazilians as the Eldorado of all opportunities. In this documentary Jose leaves his parents to join his brothers to share in the city's great expectations. There, nothing is easy and he knows it. Sao Paulo is a dream: but how to resist a dream? Directors: Jean-Pierre Duret, Andrea Santana. 2004. 100 min.

Life and Death in Rio.

Describes the social and economic conditions created by Brazil's industrialization and views first-hand the serious inequalities faced by millions of people forced to live in Rio's slums. 1985. 25 min.

Life and Debt: Economics and the Murder of Street children in Rio de Janeiro. (Developing Stories).

This film shows how dire economic conditions in Brazil have led to the murder of 500 street children per year in Rio de Janeiro. A staggering debt, uncontrolled deforestation, and massive dislocation have all contributed to this scandalous murder spree. 1992. 48 min.
Related web sites:Description from Bullfrog Films catalog

Meeting Ancestors.

Members of the Zo'e Indian tribe in the rainforests of Brazil discuss, in their own language, among other things, hunting spider monkeys, why they wear long blocks of wood in their lower lips, why they go naked most of the time, and how developers and gold miners are destroying the rainforest. They also see television for the first time. 1993. 22 min.

Memorias do Carcere

The Brazilian author, Graciliano Ramos, under suspicion of extreme left-wing views, was imprisoned on a penal isle near Rio de Janeiro from 1936-1937 during a period of political repression. Film is adapted from his vivid recollections of prison life. In Portuguese w/o subtitles. 199-?. 218 min.

Mulheres Negras

Interviews with black women from Brazil concerning the social and political challenges with which they must deal. 1986. 25 min.

Noticias de uma guerra particular

Filmed during 1997 and 1998 in the "favelas" or slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This program documents the constant violence that exists between the police and drug dealers in Rio's slums, the social aspects of drug trafficking and how it plays a crucial part of the local economy. Disc. 1 Noticias de uma guerra particular -- Faixa comentada por Joao Moreira Salles, Katia Lund, Eduardo Coutinho e Carlos Alberto Mattos -- Santa Marta: duas semanas no morro [1987, 54 min]: documentario de Eduardo Coutinho -- Disc 2. Integra das entrevistas com general Nilton Cerqueira, capitao Rodrigo.

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