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Boy 23 - The Forgotten Boys of Brazil (2016)

Menino 23: Infâncias Perdidas no Brasil (original title)
Brazil, 1930. Local elites not only admired Nazi and Fascist regimes, they even subjected victims to racist experiments. But one of them (BOY 23) survived to tell the tale.


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Reginaldo Alves Almeida Reginaldo Alves Almeida ... Himself
Circe Bittencourt Circe Bittencourt ... Hersrlf
Maria da Glória Maria da Glória ... Herself
Pedro Theodoro de Camargo Pedro Theodoro de Camargo ... Himself
Dona Diva Dona Diva ... Herself
Luís Edmundo Luís Edmundo ... Himself
Sidney Aguilar Filho Sidney Aguilar Filho ... Himself
Carmo Lourenço Gomes Carmo Lourenço Gomes ... Himself
José Gonçalves Gondra José Gonçalves Gondra ... Himself
Ana Maria Gonçalves Ana Maria Gonçalves ... Herself
Hernani Heffner Hernani Heffner ... Himself
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage)
Dona Nenê Dona Nenê ... Herself
Edson Passetti Edson Passetti ... Himself


The film follows a historian's investigation about bricks branded with the swastika, which were found in rural São Paulo. The historian arrived at a frightening fact: Brazilian Nazis took fifty black boys from an orphanage in Rio de Janeiro to the ranch where the bricks were found. The boys were made slaves by a family that was part of the cream of the crop of the political and economic oligarchy in early 20th century Brazil. With the fall of Hitler, the family aborted the project and left the boys to their own devices. The film follows the life of two survivors, Aloísio Silva and Argemiro Santos, who are willing to share their stories for the first time.

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7 July 2016 (Brazil) See more »

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Boy 23 See more »

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Another path of slavery
13 September 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

This documentary is about children's slavery and took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1930s where around 50 children were chosen to work in a farm in countryside,they weren't called by name...but by number...only two has survives to tell his history...mainly the number 23...this terrible kind of slavery was sponsored by a new league of Brazilian Nazi political party was focused on one's richest family in Rio de Janeiro....impressive tale told by the victim's who somehow has been found and remembering the whole awful truth end up suffering a serious damages like alcoholic,depression and angry!!it's a crying shame to all elite who were the mastermind of this new path of slavery!!!


First watch: 2017 / How many: 1 / Source: Cabe TV / Rating: 8.5

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