Waves of new Brazilian film
This year the London International Documentary Festival will present four Brazilian films dealing with different themes…
On Thursday 6th (8.30pm), again at the Tricycle Cinema, it’s time for High-Rise, a revealing examination of rich penthouse dwellers in poverty-filled Brazil. The film, directed by Gabriel Mascaro, presents an analysis of the dominant Brazilian classes through a dialogue with the inhabitants of nine penthouse apartments in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Recife.
Finally, on May 8th (2.30pm) the British Museum presents the shocking truth of Human Organ Traffic in Roberto Orazi and Alessandro Giliolti’s film H.O.T. The documentary exposes the protagonists of this global trade: the donors, often coerced or tricked into having a part of their body removed, with the false promise of a job or of receiving a substantial amount of money, the mediators, the organ-hunters, and the criminals who organise the smuggling of people and organs across different countries and continents.
And finally Because We Were Born was shown on April 23rd. Fourteen-year-old Nego and fifteen-year-old Cocada meet every day at a petrol station near their favela in Pernambuco, where they try to make a little money to support themselves and their families. The world of these two boys, old before their time, has little in common with how the people they exchange a few words with now and then at the petrol station imagine childhood to be. Yet both believe that somehow they will fulfill their dreams.
London International Documentary Festival
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