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All Posts Tagged With: "Brazil"

Brazil in Black and White: Video Segment 1

Seventeen-year-old Josie de Souza is one of almost 23,000 students taking this year's entrance exam for the University of Brasilia. She hopes to be one of those admitted under its new racial quota system.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Brazil in Black and White: Discrimination and Affirmative Action in Brazil

by Edward Telles. In 2001, on the heels of the United Nations Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa, several Brazilian institutions established race-based affirmative action for the first time ever in that country.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Brazil in Black and White: Vocabulary and Resources

glossary, suggested reading and Web sites

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Brazil in Black and White: Themes and Video Segments

This is a list of important themes and video segments that can be used in classroom discussions of Brazil in Black and White.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

What the World’s Been Looking For

Today, Google released Zeitgeist 2008 which compiles various categories of search queries from their popular search engine to create a snapshot of what the world's been looking for this year.

Dec 10th, 2008 | Comments

Obama in Brazil

Senator Barack Obama may have won last night's President debate in the U.S., but in Brazil, another Barack Obama just lost the election.

Oct 8th, 2008 | Comments

Brazil: Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC)

Jan 1st, 2008 | Comments

Brazil in Black and White: Handbook: Capoeira

One of the important changes enacted by Afro-Brazilian activist groups and legislators in recent years was the mandatory incorporation of black history and culture into school curriculums. Perhaps the most prominent force in the informal preservation of Afro-Brazilian culture has been Capoeira, a unique blend of dance and fight.

Sep 4th, 2007 | Comments

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Brazil in Black and White: Video: Full Episode

WIDE ANGLE reports on the controversial racial debate roiling Brazil through profiles of civil right activists, opponents of affirmative action, and one of the country's few black senators.

Sep 4th, 2007 | Comments

Brazil in Black and White: Resources

Links to information on Brazil, and race and racial discrimination there.

Jul 29th, 2007 | Comments

Kids Cards

See how the children featured in WIDE ANGLE episode "Time for School" are faring now in the "Kid Cards" photo essay.

Sep 5th, 2006 | Comments

Ransom City: Introduction

(August 29, 2006) In Sao Paulo, where someone is kidnapped every three days on average, "Ransom City" explores a twist in Brazil's dangerous crime fad as the mothers of five celebrity soccer players are abducted and held for ransom in a six month period.

Aug 29th, 2006 | Comments

Ransom City: Resources

Learn more about Brazil from these additional resources.

Aug 29th, 2006 | Comments

Ransom City: Filmmaker Notes: Benito Montorio

Filmmaker Benito Montorio discusses shooting in the crime-ridden city of São Paulo and sacrificing his personal safety for the sake of capturing the truth while making "Ransom City."

Aug 29th, 2006 | Comments
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