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