It's All True is an unfinished Orson Welles feature film comprising three stories about Latin America. "My Friend Bonito" was supervised by Welles and directed by Norman Foster in Mexico in 1941. "Carnaval" (also known as "The Story of Samba") and "Jangadeiros" (also known as "Four Men on a Raft") were directed by Welles in Brazil in 1942. It was to have been Welles's third film for RKO Radio Pictures, after Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). The project was a co-production of RKO and the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs that was later terminated by RKO.
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was under pressure from RKO to shoot a portion of his third film, the multi-story It's All True
(1943), in Brazil. He had been appointed a goodwill ambassador to Latin America by Nelson Rockefeller
, coordinator of Inter-American Affairs and a major stockholder in RKO, in November 1941. The OCIAA had been established a year earlier with funds from both the U.S. government and private sector. See more
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