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  • CatComm, the tiny NGO that changed reporting on Rio’s favelas

    CatComm, the tiny NGO that changed reporting on Rio’s favelas

    “Rat kids” digging through garbage. Millions of people squatting “in huts amid sewage and sorrow.” “A world of youth gangs, violent crime and drug dealing” that represents a “no-go zone.” These were among the descriptions of Rio’s favelas that appeared in major global media outlets as the city geared up to host the Olympic Games. […]

  • 'Aquarius' finally gets U.S. debut

    ‘Aquarius’ finally gets U.S. release

    After a lengthy run on the international circuit, Aquarius, the most talked-about Brazilian movie of 2016, had its U.S. debut Thursday at the 54th New York Film Festival. Director Kleber Mendonça Filho and leading lady Sônia Braga were present for the screening and discussion session that followed. .@bragasonia and @kmendoncafilho discussing AQUARIUS at one of […]

  • Meu coração, Pt. 2

    Meu coração, Pt. 2

    Birigui, São Paulo, Chicago, Columbia, Missouri… Em Columbia, Missouri, onde acontece o True False Film Festival, quase nada pude fazer. Muitos amigos à minha espera, pois sabem que gosto de beber, de dançar, de tocar, de prazer, enfim, dessa vida curtir. Muitos se inspiram em minha alegria e energia, me chamam de louco querido. Não […]

  • Art and struggle @ Women’s Capoeira weekend in Connecticut

    Art and struggle @ Women’s Capoeira weekend in Connecticut

    Community residents, children, youth, and families in New Haven were introduced to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira during an unprecedented women’s weekend with Brazilian Mestra Tisza Coelho. Tisza, one of the first women ever to become a Capoeira Master, traveled from Bahia, Brazil to teach at the event organized by Lisa Bergmann, the first female […]

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