LAS 250- City of God notes

LAS 250- City of God notes - r Director: Fernando Meirelles...

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City of God Brazil Professor Thomas Waldemer Iowa State University LAS 250 Brasil Brazil in numbers r Land area: 8, 511, 965 (slightly smaller than the USA) r Population: 190,010,647 (vs. 301,139,947 in the USA) r Median Age 28.6 years (vs. 36.6 in the USA) r Life expectancy 72.24 years (vs. 78 in the USA) r Largest country in South America r Climate: Mostly tropical, temperate in the south r Capital: Brasilia r Government: Federal Republic r Official language: Portuguese r Ethnic mix: 53.7% white, 38.5% mulatto, 6.2% black, “other” including Japanese, Arab, Amerindian The film is based on a novel r Paulo Lins r Novel: Cidade de Deus (City of God) (1997) Paulo Lins Professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. The Film “City of God”
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Unformatted text preview: r Director: Fernando Meirelles r Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2005 r Nominated for 4 Oscars: r Best Cinematography r Best Director r Best Editing Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Fernando Meirelles The Constant Gardener (2005) Fernando Meirelles Cidade de Deus 2003 5 Social issues brought up in the film r Economic Disparities r The Favela (the margin)/ The City (the center) r Urban violence, drugs, gangs/Security r Freedom/Law and order: A society in transition? Personal issues brought up in the film r Busca-Pe’ the narrator r Coming of age (under extreme circumstances) r Strategies of survival r Finding a way out : Individuals in transition?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course LAS 250 taught by Professor Mesrapova during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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