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Isle of Flowers (1989)

Ilha das Flores (original title)
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »

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Paulo José ...
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Douglas Traini ...
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Irene Schmidt ...
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Gosei Kitajima ...
Jeffu Masaki Suzuki
Takehiro Suzuki ...
Jeffu Masaki Suzuki
Luciane Azevedo ...
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The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce of a pork meat; to the garbage can since it is spoiled for the consumption; to a garbage truck to be dumped in a garbage dump in "Ilha das Flores"; to the selection of nutriment for pigs by the employees of a pigs breeder; to become food for poor Brazilian people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A place where there's no God.

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The short opens with three short sentences on screen: "Este filme não é um filme de ficção. Existe um lugar chamado Ilha das Flores. Deus não existe." [This film is not a work of fiction. There is a place named Island of Flowers. God does not exist.] See more »

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References Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (1966) See more »

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O Guarani
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Written by Carlos Gomes
Published by PLUG, Porto Alegre
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It's mostly about environmental awareness
6 March 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I'm using my personal VHS copy of this excellent short in my environmental awareness classes for high school, and students are always stroked by its accurate and intelligent issues.It always provides very large and useful discussion about environmental issues.

With a very well humored screenplay and very well balanced use of fiction, documentary and table top animation, this short gives you an overview of what happens in our affluent society with any natural or produced good, with domestic and industrial waste and discussing some very special social issues.

Interesting thing is that this short Ilha days Flores ( Flower Island, in English pronounced Ilya Dass Floresh) it is not outdated, not growing old and unfortunately still shocking when you think of what is happening with all the waste in our society, when people are less important than the profit made.


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