Cinemateca Brasileira, Now Moribund, Is Symbol of Bolsonaro’s Disdain for Culture

The federal government owes R$14 million to the institution, which has a collection of over 250,000 movies on Brazilian history and is the fifth-largest restored film library in the world.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Glauber Rocha's complete collection, the greatest exponent of the Cinema Novo. The movies of the soccer news channel Canal 100, shot between 1958 and 1986. The recordings by Marechal Rondon on the Brazilian Expeditionary Forces. The original of O Cangaceiro (1953), by Lima Barreto, that was successful in Cannes and is considered the first Brazilian film with international acclaim.

These are but some of the treasures stored in the largest collection of motion pictures in South America, the Cinemateca Brasileira in São Paulo, and that are at risk of disappearing due to the lack . . .

To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?