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Brazilian Documentary Film/Lecture Series - - March/April 2011 - Duke University

Cary, NC
Post #: 334
Brazilian Documentary Film Series - - March/April 2011
Framing Inequality and Social Justice.
Duke University
The events are free and open to the public.

LECTURE--Wednesday, March 16:
"Between the Bars in Urban Brazil: Bandits & Workers/Police and Intellectuals"

Lecture by John French, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies
12:00 – 1:00pm
Room 240, Franklin Center

FILM--Wednesday, March 16:
O Prisoneiro da Grade de Ferro

(Paulo Sacramento, 2004, 123 min, Brazil, Portuguese & Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Color).
With the help of prisoners from Carandirú prison in São Paulo, Sacramento provides an in depth look at the largest prison in Latin America, made infamous by the 1992 massacre of 111 inmates.
7:00 – 9:00pm
Richard White Auditorium

FILM--Wednesday, March 23:
Jogo de Cena

(Eduardo Coutinho, 2007, 105 min, Brazil, Portuguese w/ English Subtitles, Color).
In this self-reflexive documentary, veteran filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho confounds reality and fiction by mixing the interviews of 23 women who responded to a newspaper advertisement he placed that asked them to narrate an important moment in their lives with theatrical reenactments by well-known actresses.
7:00 – 9:00pm
Richard White Auditorium

LECTURE--Tuesday, March 29:
“Reconsidering Garbage: Recycling, Memory, and Waste in Marcos Prado’s Estamira”

Lecture by Aaron Lorenz, Post-Doctoral Associate of Luso-Brazilian Studies
12:00 – 1:00pm
Room 201, Flowers Building

FILM--Tuesday, March 29:

(Marcos Prado, 2004, 127 min, Brazil, Portuguese w/ English Subtitles)
In Marcos Prado’s first beautifully shot documentary, he reveals the daily life, humor, and insight of a 60 year old woman who has survived for twenty years scavenging in Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Gramacho garbage dump.
7:00 – 9:00pm
Richard White Auditorium

FILM--Wednesday, April 6:

(João Moreira Salles, 2007, 80 min, Brazil, Portuguese w/ English Subtitles)
A ferocious self-examination of the art of framing documentary films, Sallesreveals all of the directions with which he orients Santiago, the life-long employee of his family’s house, and subsequently the relationships of power that link subject and object, servant and child of the boss.
7:00 – 9:00pm
Richard White Auditorium

FILM--Wednesday, April 13:
Send a Bullet (Manda Bala)

(Jason Kohn, 2007, 85 min, Brazil & USA, English & Portuguese w/ English Subtitles, Color)
Jason Kohn’s documentary, Send a Bullet, unflinchingly explores the cycles of violence that plague Brazil's upper and lower economic classes in fits of rampant corruption and violent kidnappings.
7:00 – 9:00pm
Richard White Auditorium

Sponsored by
the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,the Department of Romance Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image

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