Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »
A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?
A detailed look at the events that led to the continuous strikes that shut down many factories during the still repressive days of the military regime. The workers union, led by syndicalist... See full summary »
Biography of Patrícia Galvão, aka Pagu, a legendary personage, muse and activist of Brazilian Modernism in art, during the 1920s until the 1940s. She shocked the society of her time, but ... See full summary »
How Cultures Mesh . . . a Historical Character Study of the Japanese Immigration to Brazil
A beautifully filmed story of immigrants arriving in a foreign land, being exploited for their lack of knowledge and language and overcoming discrimination to forge a new life in a strange land. One of the movies I speak of to friends over and over again, a universal story with relevance to all those who find themselves seeking to fit in, to retain their dignity in the face of cruelty and racial and national bias.
It is based on the major migration of Japanese to the "New World", in particular Brazil, in the period after WW1. It deals with their exploitation in the agricultural sector of the Brazilian economy.
Hard to find. I saw it at a Film Society in Alaska in the late 80's. Hope it will be released someday soon in a locally viewable format.
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