After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
In this original variation on the Latin American telenovela (slow, emotional soap), life in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian big city jungle, is told in short, fast alternating scenes from the... See full summary »
André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »
Renata de Lélis,
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 »
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »
A beautiful film which examines the subject matter from two distinct angles. Basically, it's about the production of charcoal in Brazil. On title cards interspersed throughout the film it delineates the economic and political pressures affecting charcoal production in Brazil, as well as the effects of the industry on the environment - particularly the Amazon forest. The main body of the film focuses on the people who live as migrant workers producing charcoal. The film spends time with them at work and at home. We are able to gain glimpses of their lives and the struggles they face. OS CARVOEIROS (aka THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE) is a poignant and simple film which works effectively on both the socio-political and personal levels.
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