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For Richer, for Poorer.(Life; 5)

Examines the gulf between Brazil's rich and poor by traveling to favela Coliseu in Sao Paulo and assessing what progress has been made in eradicating poverty in the two and a half years under President Lula da Silva. In his election speech, he promised to improve education, to improve health, to make land ownership fairer and - most importantly - to fight poverty. But Brazil's business community believes rapid growth is what is needed to improve the country's economy and combat social inequality. Despite the gulf between rich and poor, extreme poverty is being reduced. In line with its Millennium Development Goal pledges, Brazil has halved the percentage of people living in extreme poverty. Filmed & directed by Bruno Sorrentino. 2005. 25 min.
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