An Exploration of Brazil in the 1940's, Its Culture,
People, World War Ii Involvement, a Travelogue
of the City of Belo Horizonte and More
Brazil, a lush country full of rain forests, natural resources
and intelligent people has always held a bit of mystery and wonder.
This collection of five films from the 1940s explores all aspects
of Brazilian life and their place in the world - wich beautiful
scenery and glimpses of the lives of the people and the effects
of government decisions during WWII. All films are in English and
the collection has a total run time of 1 hour 5 minutes.
Here are the five films in this collection:
- Belo Horizonte (1949) - An exploration of the planned city Belo
Horizonte - showcasing its industry, progressive social programs
for its citizens, etnertainment and every day life in this fabulous
- Brazil Gets the News (1942) - An exploration of the Sao Paulo
newspaper, Agazeta highlighting that it is as "modern"
and "free" as any other world newspaper. It is an interesting
film as at the time, there was still censorship in Brazilian news
- Brazil: South American Medley (1948) - A wonderful travelogue
of Brazil, highlighting its people, industry, customs and various
climates throughout the country.;
- Brazil at War (1943) - A film praising Brazil for its decision
to join the Allies in the fight against Hitler and Germany at
the height of WWII.;
- Good Neighbor Family (1943) - This film compares and contrasts
typical Brazilian families with their typical counterparts in
the United States. It includes comparisons of rich, middle class
and poor people in both countries.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD