An agit-prop documentary marking the death of Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh, using found footage to link his work to worldwide political movements including the Cuban revolution and resistance within the USA to the Vietnam war.
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Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio ... See full summary »
Maurício do Valle,
The day that Pier Paolo Pasolini was killed, Glauber Rocha decided to make this film about the life of Christ in the Third World. Starting from a dialectical synthesis between capitalism ... See full summary »
Maurício do Valle,
Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery mercantilist purposes. It is a scathing criticism "porno-misery" and the opportunism of the ... See full summary »
Luis Alfonso Londoño,
In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »
Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Ana Maria Magalhães,
Eduardo Imbassahy Filho
José and Roberto are friends, and they decide to go hunting but without guns, so that no accident will happen. As they stroll and talk, one of them falls into a hole in a hidden marshland. ... See full summary »
Manoel de Oliveira
António Rodrigues Sousa,
João Rocha Almeida,
This short film pieces together, a powerful montage of arguments pro-communism against the capitalistic society. The film is quite progressive for its time, touching issues of race, and anti-American values (1968). The soundtrack is amazing and really helps bring out the single themes of each segment. It draws ideas from impressionist films, such as "Ballet Mecanique". Images of Lindon B. Johnson as "the brave cowboy" are played against cowboys killing Native Americans. The images were taken from Life Magazine, and filmed at different angles to produce movement. There were some short clips taken from earlier movies, and sound clips taken from political speeches. Powerful shots of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy to show where Capitolism and greed have failed America. Actually, this film was not written for American viewing, rather for communist Cuba under the dictation of Fidel Castro. Amazing movement, and a powerful message complete through montage. Salvador Alvarez is amazing at his attempt to promote Commuism. I highly recommend this short film.
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