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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, the Carioca director whose new film "Corações Sujos" (Dirty Hearts) will screen this week at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), talked with The Rio Times about filmmaking, Cinema Novo, and the Japanese community in São Paulo.

Brazilian cinema has a long tradition of fits and starts. Cinema Novo, borne out of the opposition to campy . . .

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