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South America

Kings for a Day.

A portrait of Carnival in Rio, "the greatest show on earth." Profiles a 3000-strong Carnival team in feathers and sequins and follows two rivals from the shanties of a favela as well as a white entreprenuer from the boutiques of Ipanema from their pre-Carnival preparations through the festival and parade. 1987. 60 min.

Kinocup

Follows the 2002 World Cup of soccer in Brazil from the point of view of the fans, with the irreverent commentary of announcer Godot Quincas. Produced and directed by Igor Cabral, Chico Serra. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. c2003. 22 min.

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 Cueca Sola

"On September 11, 1973, a military coup in Chile brought Augusto Pinochet to power, and over the next 17 years, thousands of men were taken from their homes never to return. Since that time, Chilean women have danced the country's traditional courtship dance alone, and 'La Cueca Sola' has become a symbol of women's struggle against the dictatorship. After 30 years in exile, filmmaker Marilu Mallet returns to Santiago to meet with five Chilean women who suffered under the dictatorship and have emerged as heroes under democracy.

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

Looks at the current socio-political climates in four South American countries; Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. c1991. 52 min.
web web sites:Description from Icarus Films catalog

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.
web web sites:Description from Icarus Films catalog

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.
web web sites:Description from First/Run Icarus catalog

La Magia de lo Real.

Presents a literary biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist and Nobel prize winner, through conversations with the author, his friends, and his critics. Examines the course of Garcia Marquez's life, the source of his plots and characters, and the forces that have engendered his narrative style. Traces his so-called magical realism, a blending of the real and the fantastic, to the cultural diversity of the Caribbean. Explores the history of Colombia. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1982. 60 min.

La Magia de lo Real.

Presents a literary biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist and Nobel prize winner, through conversations with the author, his friends, and his critics. Examines the course of Garcia Marquez's life, the source of his plots and characters, and the forces that have engendered his narrative style. Traces his so-called magical realism, a blending of the real and the fantastic, to the cultural diversity of the Caribbean. Explores the history of Colombia. 1982. 60 min.

La Reina del Barrio (The Queen of the Barrio).

During the 40 days of Carnival in Montevideo, Uruguay, groups called "murgas," of 18 t0 20 men perform in open-air stages throughout the barros of the city. Before the end of the Carnival, murgas from different barrios compete in a major theater. Their shows, which combine song, drama, and comedy, satirize the main events of the year and are critical of Uruguayan politics and culture. c2001. 32 min.

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