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By Chesney Hearst RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Club Rio (InC) will continue its speaker series with the panel discussion, "A Night in Noir: The Reality and Fiction of Crime in Brazil" on Thursday, April 18th. Panelists for...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Almost ten years after the film "Cidade de Deus" (City of God) commanded the attention of the world, the Brazilian film industry continues its steady ascent.  Vicente Amorim,...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There is a new U.S. - Brazil film company named Corisco setting up in Rio looking to capitalize on the strong market potential of Brazil. Vinicio Espinosa, chief operating...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In November 2010, thousands of members of the Rio police force and the Brazilian army were mobilized for a massive operation in the Complexo do Alemão and Vila Cruzeiro in...

Elite What?

Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week I went to Cinemark Barra Downtown, twice, to watch director José Padilha’s Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2). I was quite late, as over eleven million spectators watched...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following months of teasers and speculation, Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2), the sequel to the controversial and wildly popular Tropa de Elite finally opened in Brazil on...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The first trailer for the much-anticipated film sequel Tropa de Elite 2 hit cinemas on June 30th, and all indications suggest that a box office smash is on the cards...
By Maíra Amorim, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – For the fifth year running Brazil was not represented at an Oscar ceremony, and the Ministry of Culture's candidate for Best Foreign Language Film - Salve Geral (Time of Fear),...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - It may not be the most unusual sound to hear in the city, but the levels of firepower ricocheting off the hills of Dona Marta last week coupled with the...
By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Recife documentary filmmaker Luci Alcântara is busy promoting her latest film, “Generation 65: All of that stuff”. The problem is that this film about a generation of writers that emerged in...
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