[act-ma] 2/17 Brazil Film Series: O Que É Isso, Companheiro?

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sat Feb 14 08:14:11 PST 2009

Brazil Film Series: O Que É Isso, Companheiro? 
*Date:* Tuesday, February 17, 2009
*Time:* 6:00pm - 8:00pm
*Location:* CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, S-010, 1730 Cambridge Street, 
Cambridge (Harvard University)
*Contact:* Marcio Siwi, msiwi at fas.haravrd.edu
/O Que É Isso, Companheiro?/
Bruno Barreto, 1997.

Adapted from the memoirs of a former revolutionary turned journalist and 
politician, this film focuses on a small band of militants seeking 
retribution for the atrocities of Brazil's military junta that came to 
power by way of a coup in 1964. In a counterattack to the dictatorship's 
freezing of civil liberties, censorship of the press, and oppression of 
the political opposition, the militants kidnapped the United States 
Ambassador in their attempt to grab international headlines and win the 
release of imprisoned left-wing sympathizers.

Free and open to the public. Film is in Portuguese with English subtitles.

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