Brazilian Film Screening: Almost Brothers (2004)
This poignant film is the story of two men: white, middle-class Miguel and black favela (slum) dweller Jorge who meet as boys through their fathers’ passion for music. Their friendship is renewed during a lengthy incarceration in the mid -1970s. Director Lucia Murat offers a commentary on the lowest rung of society in contemporary Rio de Janeiro when, as adults, Miguel and Jorge, one a government official and the other a drug lord, respectively, discover that their lives have more in common than they ever realized. This film was the official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival Winner—Best Film Special Jury Award—Marseille Festival. The director, Lucia Murat participated in the student and guerilla movements against the military dictatorship in Brazil in the 1960-1970s. She was imprisoned and tortured by military agents; that experience exerted a strong influence on her work.
Please note, this screening will be held in Room 216 at NWRC.
This Latinx Heritage Month event is sponsored by Student Development