What was simply supposed to be just another tour for the release of a new record ended up presenting Caetano Veloso with a series of challenges. "Coração Vagabundo" (Wandering Heart) ... See full summary »
Fernando Grostein Andrade
In the ghettos of the greatest metropolis in Brazil, a midst flying bullets, love and any number of hurdles, young people's stories mingle and collide in the search for dreams and choices. ... See full summary »
Fernando Grostein Andrade,
Inspired by the documentary feature film and the "Quebrando o Tabu" digital channel, the 10 episode docuseries debates several challenging themes: prostitution, gun control, privatization, ... See full summary »
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »
On June 12, 2000, a young man with a gun took the passengers aboard Bus 174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hostage. This documentary examines the event itself, the resulting media frenzy, the police response, and the perpetrator's background.
Sandro do Nascimento,
Luiz Eduardo Soares
This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ... See full summary »
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.Written by
If it ain't working, we need to figure out some other strategy.
"Breaking the Taboo" ("Quebrando o Tabu") is one of the best documentaries I have seen that is critical of the so-called war on drugs. A few others I've seen were too long or sought huge and impossible to implement social changes (such as a total redistribution of the wealth). However, this one seems very reasonable in its approach and has the distinction of including many world leaders, past and present, to speak their mind about the failed drug policies.
The bottom line is regardless of your views on drug laws, it's pretty much impossible to argue that they are working--and the film does an excellent job in discussing the negative impact of drug interdiction and tough drug laws. And, while you may not agree with everything in the film, it does make you think and realize something should change. Well made and intelligently written.
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