Best Movies and Documentaries that will inspire you to travel to Brazil
Brazil with Michael Palin 2012
The former Pythonian travels across the fifth largest country in the world and explores it’s history, visits indigenous tribes in the Amazons and the Minas Gerais state in the north of Southeastern Brazil.
Waste Land 2010
Multiple Award Winning British-Brazilian documentary film that follows contemporary artist Vik Muniz on his journey to the world’s largest garbage landfill, Jardim Gramacho on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Muniz, originally from Brazil himself, collaborates with a group of so called catadores, the pickers of recyclable materials, learning about their lives and capturing their story in his art.
Four Days in September 1997
Brazilian political thriller and fictionalized version of 1969 kidnapping of the American ambassador Charles Burke Elbrick in Rio de Janeiro . Journalist Fernando joins terrorist group MR-8 and plots abduction of the ambassador to force the dictatorship to release a group of political prisoners in exchange for his life.
Amazon With Bruce Parry
Bruce Parry embarks on an epic journey following the Amazon river from it’s source to the sea.
Secrets of the Tribe 2010
Documentary film that investigates allegation against Western anthropologists researching indigenous Yanomami people in the 1960s and ’70s in the Amazon Basin. The claims included genocide of the entire villages and sexual abuse.
City of God – 10 Years Later 2013
A documentary film about what has happened to the cast and crew of the award winning future movie “City of God,” almost a decade after its international success.
Ed Stafford – Into the unknown
Holding the Guinness Record for being the first person to walk the length of Amazon river, adventurer and survivalist Ed Stafford’s returns to South America in his new series Into the Unknown. Episode 4 Brazil.
Brazilian-British adventure drama film that follows three Brazilian street teenagers in Rio de Janeiro, who found a wallet in a garbage dump, a discovery that will change their lives.
Documentary about the struggles of Brazil’s indigenous Guarani people, to keep their ancestral land.
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) 2007
Documentary explores economic and political corruption, violent crime scene and kidnapping in Brazil.
City of God 2002
Loosely based on 1997 by Paulo Lins of the same title, the film tells a story of two young boys growing up in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slums City of God.