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Amazon Sisters
A film by Anne-Marie Sweeney, 1992, 60 min., Color

AMAZON SISTERS portrays the vision and strength of women surviving in the hotly contested Amazon rainforests. While international attention has focus...

Bay of All Saints
A film by Annie Eastman, 2012, 74 min., Color

In Salvador, Bahia, next to one of Brazil’s wealthiest cities, generations of impoverished families have lived in a community of palafitas , shacks bu...

Black Women of Brazil
Directed by Silvana Afram, 1986, 25 min., Color

Despite official jargon to the contrary, Brazilians live in a racially segregated class system. This upbeat, sensitive and elegantly composed document...

How Nice to See You Alive
A film by Lucia Murat, 1989, 100 min., Color

On March 31, 1964, a military coup overthrew the Brazilian government. Four years later, all civil rights were suspended and torture became a systema...

A Kiss on the Mouth
Directed by Jacira Melo, 1987, 30 min., Color

From the Lilith Video Collective comes this sensitive and sympathetic examination of female prostitution in urban Brazil. Frank, intimate and politica...

Sweet Power
A film by Lúcia Murat, 1996, 98 min., Color

During a tumultuous political campaign, veteran broadcast journalist Bia takes over as news director of a major television network. Amidst multiple c...

Update Brazil
A film by Nancy Marcotte and Colette Loumede, 1986, 15 min., Color

Brazil, like most countries, has a high incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault. Too often, institutions set up to deal with these crimes ar...

Ventre Livre
A film by Ana Luiza Azevedo, 1995, 45 min., 3 in series, Color

VENTRE LIVRE paints a grim picture of reproductive rights for millions of women in Brazil today. One in every four women of child-bearing age has bee...

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