This documentary takes us on a ride through Marginal Tietê, an important avenue in São Paulo, Brazil, then recently opened to the public. The places it crosses and the people living nearby ... See full summary »
A detailed look at the events that led to the continuous strikes that shut down many factories during the still repressive days of the military regime. The workers union, led by syndicalist... See full summary »
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,
Vinicius de Moraes
Noeli lives in a suburb of Porto Alegre, is a housewife and has two children. He was born in a country town, went to the capital, worked in a bakery, got married. He's an ordinary person. But there are no ordinary people.
In 1966, José Sarney was elected governor of Maranhão for the first time. To register his inauguration speech and his political pledge to the population of the state, the politician invited... See full summary »
The camera follows an ordinary morning of famous Brazilian poet Manuel Bandeira in his small apartment, making breakfast, typewriting in bed, walking through the streets of Castelo, in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
The short illustrates a Brazilian folk song in which a being or entity is always predating another being, but is in its turn predated by some other animal, until the circle closes. It ... See full summary »
In an original and linear way, it shows the life and work of the famous author, I share with Vinícius de Moraes, "Girl from Ipanema" one of the 5 most re-recorded and played songs in the world, worshiped by Sinatra and many others .
Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Antonio Carlos Jobim,
"Maioria Absotuta" began the shootings in 1964, but was concluded after the Military Coup d' État in Brazil. This documentary defends the right of vote to illiterate people, and was censored until 1980. It ironically begins with opinions of people of middle class, showing the alienation of this class. There is one guy on the beach that is extremely ridiculous in his statement that the constitution of Brazil should be changed and has one sentence only: "People should have shame". In the second part, it respectfully shows the absolute majority of Brazilian people, the illiterate, as a conscious class and the lack of survival condition of this segment that lives in the total misery and forgotten by the government. Further, it clearly highlights that the greatest problem of the peasants is the landowner. The dramatic and sad conclusion has the quote: "O filme acaba aqui. Lá fora, a sua vida e a destes homens continua". ("The movie ends here. Outside, yours and these men lives go on"). My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Maioria Absoluta" ("Absolute Majority")
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