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Race and History in Brazil: Denying Brazil and Aleijadinho - Passion, Glory and Torment

Alternative title
A Negacao Do Brasil
Synopsis
Race and its impact on the art and history of Brazil are highlighted in this two-DVD set. The documentary DENYING BRAZIL analyses the issue of race in contemporary Brazilian soap operas, calling attention to the way archetypes and stereotypes influence identity in the Afro-Brazilian community.

ALEIJADINHO: PASSION, GLORY AND TORMENT is a fictionalised drama about the life of 18th-century sculptor Antonio Francisco Lisboa, who was known as Aleijadinho. Born the son of a slave, Lisboa struggles with prejudice, mental illness, and disease but never stops expressing himself through his art.



DENYING BRAZIL. A Negacao do Brasil. (2000) Written, directed and produced by Joel Zito Araujo.
92 minutes.

ALEIJADINHO: PASSION, GLORY AND TORMENT (2001). Aleijhadinho: Paixao, Gloria e Suplicio. Directed by Geraldo Santos Pereira. With Mauricio Goncalves, Maria Ceica, and Antonio Naddeo. Produced by Vila Rica Producoes Cinematograficas. 100 minutes.
Language
Portuguese (Brazil) (Portuguese with English subtitles)
Country
Brazil
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2000
Subjects
Art; Social Studies; Media studies
Keywords
Brazil; history of art; racial identity; sculpture; soap operas; television drama; racial stereotyping; Lisboa, Antonio Frrancisco

Credits

Director
Joel, Zito Araujo; Pereuram Geraldo Santos
Writer
Joel, Zito Araujo

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$29.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
92, 100 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Facets Multi-media Inc.

Email
sales@facets.org
Web
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Phone
+1 773 281 9045
Fax
+1 773 929 5437
Address
1517 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
60614
USA
Notes
A pioneering US distributor of over 65,000 international, animated, independent, art, classic, documentary, silent, and experimental films on DVD, some of them exclusive to the Facets label.

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