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Defiant Brasilia ("Avenida Brasília Formosa") (2010)

A film directed by Gabriel Mascaro

Monday, February 28, 2011
7:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
1409 Melnitz Hall

A community in the poor district of Recife is uprooted to make way for the construction of the Brasilia Formosa Avenue, changing a neighborhood and the lives of its residents. Pirambu, a fisherman, loses his home and livelihood as a result of the construction. Fabio is a waiter who films important events in the community including a rare visit by President Lula after the destruction of the slum. He is hired by Debora, a manicurist, to film her Big Brother application video and by Cauan, an avid Spiderman fan. Through the day-to-day routine of Pirambu, Fabio, Debora and Cauan as well as a poetic web of encounters, memories and desires, the film Defiant Brasilia provides a sensorial insight into the contemporary reality of its residents and their relationship with the newly constructed avenue.

Running Time: 85 Minutes


Watch the trailer:

In Portuguese with English subtitles. Parking information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $10) by stopping at the Information & Parking booths or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest booth to Lot #3 is located in Hilgard and Westholme Ave. Parking Pay Stations : Simply drive to the nearest self-service Pay Station location found in lots and structures throughout campus. Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space or Pay and Display directions. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). For driving directions, please use the interactive UCLA Campus Map.

Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: BrasiliaFormosa-yc-bn3.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies

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