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Dzi Croquettes (2009)

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A Brazilian Theater group that through talent, irony and humor confronted the Brazilian violent dictatorship in the 1970's revolutionizing the gay movement worldwide and changing theater and dance language to an entire generation.

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The Dzi Croquettes - A Brazilian theater group that through talent, irony and humor confronted the Brazilian government and its violent dictatorship. They were banned and censored by the military regime and yet revolutionized the gay movement worldwide changing Theater and Dance language to an entire generation. Their history embraces Brazilian pop culture of the 1970's and 1980's, the violent years of dictatorship in Brazil, the sexual revolution, the beginning of the AIDS era and, above all, the enormous legacy that would remain unforgettable to every single person that had the opportunity to see their work. They were loved and admired by luminaries such as Mick Jagger, Jeanne Moreau, Omar Sharif, Maurice Béjart, Josephine Baker and Liza Minnelli, who became a personal friend and played a major role in bringing them to Paris and subsequently to fame. The director's father (Américo Issa) worked with the group from 1970 to 1978, giving Tatiana the magical opportunity of growing up ... Written by Anonymous

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Touching and inspiring!
3 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film entertains, teaches and motivates viewers to reflect upon how society is shaped by individual experiences through art and family. Further, it shows the birth of a performing arts movement that most of us have not been aware it existed. Congratulations to all of those who were part of this Dzi cultural movement for paving the way for those who wanted to be free to perform and express their views. Also, the first hand interviews by reputable actors, who were directly influenced by their ideas, gives good historical validation of what really happened. Overall its a great film and should definitely be watched by everyone that enjoys documentaries.


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