Defiant Brasilia

Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Original title: Avenida Brasilia formosa
Country: Brazil
Year of release: 2010
Runtime: 84 minutes
Colour: Colour
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

Producer: Sandro Fiorin
Writer: Gabriel Mascaro
Camera: Ivo Lopes Araújo
Editing: Tatiana Almeida
Sound: Phelipe Joanes

1 poverty ? 2 urban development ? 3 marginal, peripheral communities ? 4 experiencing loss and otherness ? 5 mapping memory and people's wishes ? 6 poetry and meaning of everyday activities ? 7 children scribbling on boards, women badmouthing men ? 8 reinterpreting the way of life in Brazilian slums ? 9 a life transformed: subjective viewpoints expressing a collective experience ? 10 surprisingly, controlling the starting point allows for experiencing life freely 20 The inhabitants of a slum, who have to make way for the construction of a highway, appear in a film that - though it places them within a fictitious setting - allows for an authentic expression of their situation.

Defiant Brasilia

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