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Documentaries about Brazil

Must Watch: 11 Documentaries about Brazil

Explore the best documentaries about Brazil

Intro: Documentaries about Brazil

In this article we're going to explore the best documentaries about Brazil, available for free on the internet.

Brazil is a country in the Western Hemisphere. It is the world's fifth largest country by both area and population, and the only one in South America. The capital of Brazil is Brasília, which is also its largest city.

Brazil was colonized by Portugal around 1500, but it has since become largely independent from other European governments. The Portuguese language remains the official language of Brazil, along with other languages such as Spanish, French, Italian and German.

The country has won five World Cups (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002) and hosts the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. The FIFA Confederations Cup will take place between June 15th to July 2nd of 2017.

Brazilian culture is varied because there are so many different ethnic groups that live there; it includes people of Indigenous Brazilian descent (known as "povos indígenas" or "Indian peoples") who contribute to more than half of the population.

1. History of Brazil

The history of Brazil begins with the indigenous people in Brazil. The Europeans arrived at the opening of 16th century, and Pedro Álvares Cabral claimed sovereignty over Indigenous lands on April 22, 1500 under sponsorship by Kingdom of Portugal. From 15th to 19th centuries, it was a colony and part of Portuguese Empire but then became independent from Spain in 1822 after winning independence war called Brazilian War for Independence  which was started on September 7 that same year. After gaining its independence from Spanish control during this War for Independence , it established borders only in 20's when they finally determined these new boundaries.

The country of Brazil became independent in 1822 when it broke away from Portugal, and is the only country besides the United States to have ever been a monarchy. The military staged a coup in 1889, giving rise to an age of democracy. However, they soon came back with another dictatorship period during Vargas Era  and then again under military rule during Brazilian Military Government-the second one being more brutal than before
Some of the earliest human remains found in this region are Luzia Woman who provide evidence that humans had lived here for at least 11 millennia ago.

2. The Lost Civilization of Ancient Brazil

The Manuscript 512 is a document that tells the story of an expedition into central Brazil in 1753. The manuscript, which was written by priests Antonio de Azevedo Coutinho and José Freire Antunes, documents their discovery of what they believed to be the remains of an ancient civilization. They found evidence for this theory when they came across stone structures with well-defined streets and squares in one region near the city now known as Diamantina (formerly João Belo). The two men also discovered many other artifacts including sculptures depicting animals like monkeys or jaguars; human figures wearing clothes decorated with feathers; elaborate pottery urns shaped like people or animals; gold jewelry set with precious stones such as emeralds, pearls and amethysts; copper breastplates engraved with images representing gods from different cultures around world (including Egyptian); masks made out of wood covered in silver sheets showing animal faces painted black on top but white underneath so it would look more frightening during ceremonies ; carved bone objects used for religious purposes such as knives called "couiças"; clay figurines portraying deities related to fertility rites—and much more! It's quite evident these items were not created by any indigenous Brazilian population at that.

3. O Grande Brasil: A Spatial History of the Making of a Nation

Professor Wolfe's lecture reinterprets modern Brazilian history by using geography as its starting point. Almost every key event, practice, and social arrangement in Brazil was fundamentally shaped by the nation's massive size. For example, because of their vast distances from one another it would have been impossible for different regions to come together politically without a centralized government that could control transportation routes between them. The lack of natural barriers also meant that disease spread easily throughout the country which led to an epidemic during colonization and slavery periods due to close contact with indigenous populations who had no immunity or resistance against European diseases such as smallpox or measles. Additionally there were many other factors such as differing ethnicities among people living in Brazil (Amerindians vs Europeans), diverse weather patterns across the territory including rainforests on one side and deserts on another side; all these things made what we now know today as "Brazil" into something unique both culturally but also geographically--a place where events took shape differently than anywhere else around the world at this time period.

4. Brazil: History, Geography, Economy & Culture

Brazil is a country on the continent of South America. It's characterized by an array of landscapes and biomes - from the Amazon Rainforest to savannahs in Planalto Central to lush Atlantic Forests.

One of the largest countries in the world, it's people are a unique blend of European, African and native cultures. The history is one of colonialism and slavery. Despite efforts by leaders like Dom Pedro II under the Empire of Brazil-today corruption holds back what would otherwise be considered to be a major global power .

Despite its colonial past, Brazil worked hard to enter the modern age in the 20th Century. In 1960s a new capital was established at Brasilia and a massive building program began under architect Oscar Niemeyer. The economy continued to expand during dictatorship of 1970s and 1980s with companies such as Embraer becoming an elite international company developing planes for large aircraft programs despite political repression from this time period. Jair Bolsonaro is currently president of brazil who has been dividing opinion both domestically and internationally causing many concerns about Brazils future.

Brazil is a global giant in agriculture, now self-sufficient with its energy needs. It has become the second largest manufacturing nation in the Americas after America and Rio de Janeiro is one of the most iconic cities on earth. São Paulo's size beats even New York to be the largest city in North America accommodating 200 million people from diverse Brazilian States such as Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Salvador Bahia and Recife among others unique Manaus which lies at heart of Amazonian jungle.

The country that brought Samba, Carnival and Bossa Nova to the world and we look at how this culturally influential music has developed in Brazil. It is also home to the greatest national football team of all time, with players such as Pele and Neymar being household names.

5. Bolsonaro's Brazil: Murder, God and Carnaval

Jair Bolsonaro ran for president on a campaign to end corruption and violent crime. He has been praised by his supporters for giving police the authority to shoot first, but it doesn't seem like they care that he is also a misogynist or homophobic.
One murder incident where Bolsonaro's critics have an opportunity to rally around is the killing of Marielle Franco last year- she was black, gay and from favela neighborhoods who criticized police violence in Brazil which kills 5000 people every year. This month two ex military policemen were arrested after being found guilty of her death.

In death, Marielle Franco looms as large as she did in life. As preparations get under way for the spectacular annual Carnaval, huge flags are unfurled bearing her image. She has become a heroine and galvanizing figure for opponents of the new order.
In Rio de Janeiro reporter Sally Sara moves from wealthy gated communities to crime-infested favelas to explore why yet another democracy has turned to an authoritarian leader with absolutist leanings like Jair Bolsonaro (Lula's successor).

6. Behind Bars: Urso Branco, Brazil | World’s Toughest Prisons

Brazil's prisons are overcrowded, and the government acknowledges this is a huge problem. In order to address this issue, Brazil recently passed a law that will allow female prisoners to be released early if they agree to give birth.
Brazil's new "Urso Branco" ("White Bear") prison was designed for just this purpose: for women who gave birth in prison and their children.
The prison has a special nursery with room for more than 100 babies and toddlers, plus some extra rooms to accommodate the mothers.
This is not the only way that Brazil is trying to alleviate overcrowding at its prisons--the country also recently announced plans to open a new prison specifically for men in 2019.

7. Documentary about Brazil's most dangerous area - Favelas Documentary

"Around the Globe 12: Favela Documentary" is a documentary about Brazil's most dangerous area. This video will show you what it is like to live in the favelas, why people live there, and some of the positives and negatives they face. It offers an unbiased view of what these people have to go through on a daily basis.

8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: One of the most exotic cities of the world

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful, fascinating and vibrant cities in the world. It surrounds a breathtaking setting with beaches, bays and mountains. This city has been attracting visitors for centuries due to its natural beauty as well as its historical importance, being home to many famous people from all over the world who have come here such as George Washington (the first president) or even Napoleon Bonaparte himself. The capital of Brazil offers an array of unique attractions, including museums like Museu Nacional do Rio which showcases Brazilian art through paintings by masters like Picasso or sculptures by artists such as Rodin that are housed inside this magnificent building right on top of Corcovado Mountain where you can also find Christ The Redeemer statue overlooking it all making it quite literally "The City Of God."
This is only one example, but there are so many more places worth visiting while exploring this magical place!

9. A Fragile Dream: Football and Hope on the Streets of Rio (Poverty Documentary)

Rio de Janeiro's favelas are the most notorious slums in Brazil. The majority of its residents live without electricity, water, or sanitation and many have never seen a doctor. But despite this dire situation there is hope for these communities as they use football to provide stability to their lives through education and moral guidance that can be found nowhere else. Football has become an integral part of life in Rio's favelas where it not only provides entertainment but also gives children something positive to focus on during difficult times.

10. National Geographic: Inside Rio Carnaval

The world’s largest carnival is held annually in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The annual festivities last for about six weeks and attract millions of tourists every year. Many people come to the Carnival just to enjoy the festive atmosphere and party with friends. There are lots of amazing events that take place during the event, such as the various parades, cultural activities, and concerts.

11. Brazil's plastic surgery obsession

Brazil has seen a rise in plastic surgery, with the number of procedures increasing by 40% between 2014 and 2016. This is largely thanks to low-income women who have access to cut-price and even free cosmetic surgeries due to surgeons that believe the poor deserve beauty too. The demand for affordable medical care is on the rise as Brazilians are living longer than ever before but not having enough money left over after paying their bills each month.
Brazil's economy continues its steady growth, which means more people can afford these treatments; however, it also means they're struggling just like many other countries around them.

Conclusions: Documentaries about Brazil

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