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The Day That Lasted 21 Years - 5th Reel Brazil Film Festival


Fri 23 May 2014, 2:30pm
Sun 25 May 2014, 1:00pm

Where: The Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Concession: $12.00
  • Senior: $10.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

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Listed by: ReelBrazil

DIRECTOR: Camilo Tavares
EDITOR: César Tuma, Verônica Saenz
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Márcio Menezes, André Macedo, Cleumo Segond, Luiz Miyasaka
MUSIC: Dino Vicente
PRODUCTION: Karla Ladeia

Winner Best Foreign Documentary, 2013, St Tropez International Film Festival
Special Jury Award, 2013, 22° Arizona International Film Festival
Long Island Special Jury Award, 2013, 29° Long Island Film Festival

“A fascinating delve into American governmental and CIA plans to disrupt the democratic leaders of Brazil, which would eventually lead to the 1964 coup d’état” - Mark Adams, Screendaily

In 1969 the US Ambassador to Brazil was exchanged for 15 political prisoners. Years later, Camilo Tavares, the son of one of those prisoners - born exile - delves into the reasons of why Brazil suspended democracy for 21 years.
Sifting through a wealth of interviews, declassified documents, and audiotapes from The White House, U.S. Department of State and the CIA, Helmer Camilo Tavares delivers a damning, unassailable assessment of JFK’s bullying policy of communist containment which overthrew the popularly elected Brazilian President Joao Goulart, and with him Brazil’s democratic institutions. The result was 21 years of brutal dictatorship. In the name of 'Freedom' and 'Democracy', the Brazilian military regime controlled, tortured and imprisoned thousands of citizens from 1964 to 1985 – one of the longest dictatorships in Latin America.

Proceeded by NZ short film Milk and honey (2012) by Marina Alofagia McCartney