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Historias de Portugal: Tempos modernos.

Episodio 1: A separac~ao do Brasil -- Episodio 2: O Lanceiro da Rainha -- Episodio 3: Casa de Braganca. Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments examine the 19th century relations between Brazil and Portugal, the 1846-1847 civil war, and the role of Marshal Luis Paulino and Ze do Telhado. In Portuguese without subtitles. 2005

Historias de Portugal: Triptico Acoriano.

Episodio 1: Historia das Ilhas -- Episodio 2: Sete historias de uma vez -- Episodio 3: P~ao quente em Santa Maria. Originally presented as segments on the television series Historias de Portugal. Three segments from a documentary television program focused on the history of Portugal. These segments examine the history of the Azores and the island of Santa Maria. 80 min. In Portuguese without subtitles. 2005

Into the Rising Sun: The Barrier of Fear.

In 1415, Cape Bojador along the northwest coast of Africa marked the point at which the known world ended and superstition began. Voyages of exploration spearheaded by Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator conquered that fear of the unknown-- launching the colonial era and establishing a slave trade that decimated the African continent. 1999. 52 min.

Into the Rising Sun: A Liar's Tale

With the sea route to India established, young merchant adventurer Mendes Pinto pushes on throughout Asia in the 16th century. Witnessing world events from the Red Sea to Japan, he helps position Portugal as a major economic player in the East. While Pinto's accounts mingle the facts with the fantastical, his journey provides insight into the West's activities in the East. 1999. 52 min.

Into the Rising Sun: Beyond the Cape of Storms.

With West Africa mapped, Portugese explorers continued down the coast, seeking the turning point of an eastbound trading route to India. Epic voyages revealed myriad cultures, thousands of miles of harsh terrain, and eventually, the southernmost tip of the continent. Dubbed the Cape of Storms by explorer Bartolomeu Dias, the king of Portugal renamed it the Cape of Good Hope. 1999. 52 min.

Into the Rising Sun: The Passage to India.

Da Gama completes a two-year, 27,000-mile round trip to India, returning with a handful of spices and establishing a Portuguese presence along the East African coast and Indian subcontinent. A single eyewitness account by Alvaro Velho survives to detail the arduous voyage and da Gama's determination, while present-day footage reveals the lasting implications of the journey on new lands. 1999. 52 min.

O semente e a seiva vindima de fogo o fruto e o sonho Cristovao de Aguiar: aventuras do espirito

A documentary on the life and work of the Azorean writer, Cristovao de Aguiar. Includes a biographical sketch, commentary by the author and his contemporaries, with dramatic readings from his works. In Portuguese. 2002. [NRLF - In storage]

Os Caminhos da liberdade

Presents historical footage of the demonstrations during the April, 1974 revolution in Portugal. In Portuguese. PAL format. 53 min.

Rembrancas de Natal

Professor Jose Hermano Saraiva presents fond memories of Chrismas as celebrated in Portugal. In Portuguese. 90 min. [NRLF - In storage]

Toadas do mar e da terra: uma viagem ao universo do escritor Dias de Melo

A documentary on the life and work of the Azorean writer, Dias De Melo. Includes a biographical sketch, commentary by the author and his contemporaries with dramatic readings from his works. In Portuguese. 2003. [NRLF - In storage]

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