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Walter Salles Jr. | Walter Moreira Salles
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I think I turned to documentary film-making very early on as a way to know a little bit more about my country and my roots. My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I jumped from country to country and culture to culture. So when I was very young, I longed for Brazil. I really wanted to know the heart of it much better than I did.
Protested against the arrest of Jafar Panahi
, detained on 1 March 2010. "Jafar Panahi
is a uniquely sensitive artist. As a Brazilian filmmaker, I came to admire and to learn from the memorable films that he has directed, such as 'The White Balloon' and 'The Circle'. The fact that such an important artist cannot express himself freely and is now under arrest in his own country is not only an act ...