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Benedita da Silva

Documentary on Benedita da Silva, the first Black woman Senator in Brazil. As a resident of the Chapeu Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, she ran for office and was elected federal representative in 1986 and ran again for re-election in 1990. This is her story along with her views on social conditions in Brazilian and on the Brazilian political process today. Directed by Eunice Gutman. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1990. 30 min.

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