Embassy of Brazil in London

Cineclub Brazil: Olhos Azuis (Blue Eyes)

22 April 2015 | 6.30pm
Embassy of Brazil
14-16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL

A tense, emotive drama which has at its heart the relationship between the northern and southern halves of the Americas. On his last day at JFK airport in New York, Marshall (David Rasche), a US immigration officer resentful about his impending retirement, takes out his frustrations on a group of Latin Americans - including a Brazilian, Nonato (Irandhir Santos) - seeking entry into the country. Events take a tragic turn, however, and later lead Marshall to embark on a journey to Brazil in search of redemption. Director José Joffily will be joining us on the night to talk about the film. 2009 | 111 minutes | Dir. José Joffily | Language: English | Film website (in Portuguese) | Watch the trailer

Special documentary screening: The Hyperwomen

23 April 2015 | 6.30pm
Embassy of Brazil
14-16 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5BL
Filmed in the remote Upper Xingu region of Mato Grosso state, The Hyperwomen captures a local indigenous tribe's preparations for their Jamurikumalu ritual: a festival of singing and dancing that is only performed by women. The screening will be followed by a talk and drinks with indigenous film director Takumã Kuikuro, Professor Jaime Ginzburg (King's Brazil Institute), and Professor Paul Heritage (People's Palace Projects). The documentary has English subtitles. Read more

Brazil in the British press

Brazil to present ambitious climate plan with more renewables - Bloomberg
Tropical tea party - The Economist
Petrobras takes steps to avoid technical default - Financial Times
A history of cities in 50 buildings: Manaus's opulent Amazon Theatre - The Guardian
From Stratford to Rio: using Shakespeare to treat mental illness - BBC News
Gisele Bündchen waves goodbye to the catwalk - The Daily Telegraph

Gala Dinner and Personality of the Year Awards 2015

12 May 2015
London Hilton Park Lane
London W1K 1BE
Organised by the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, the 17th annual gala dinner and 'Personality of the Year' awards will take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Tuesday 12 May. As every year, this popular black-tie event will recognise the achievements of two business leaders – one Brazilian, one British – who have been particularly instrumental in forging closer commercial ties between Brazil and the UK. The recipients of the 2015 Personality of the Year awards will be Marcos Molina and Sir Martin Sorrell. Finance minister Joaquin Levy will be the keynote speaker. Click here for further information

Four years of conflict in Syria

The Brazilian government has consistently maintained that there is no military solution to the Syrian war. The only chance of peace is through genuine dialogue between government and opposition, based on full respect for human rights and for Syria's independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity. Read more

Book of the month

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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon
Thames and Hudson Ltd / 2015 / Hardback / 368 pp
Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago. This book is the first to combine all three young men's experiences of the Amazon, drawing heavily on their own letters and books. All three explored an unknown river and had many thrilling adventures: violent attacks of malaria, fearful rapids, murder attempts, encounters with newly contacted indigenous peoples, shipwrecks, and many other hardships. Amazon UK | Foyles | Waterstones

Internet radio: The Brazilian Hour

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The Brazilian Hour is a English-language radio programme consisting mainly of Brazilian music but also including news and discussion about current events in Brazil. Produced in Los Angeles by staff from the Brazilian consulate, it was first broadcast in 1978 and is still going strong 37 years later. The programme also has its very own app for smartphones and tablets. Visit the website and listen

'CultureSmart!' Brazil Guide

This pocket-sized guidebook, now available in a revised and updated edition, aroused our interest with its slightly unusual format and content: in addition to the usual practical information it contains lots of cultural observations which give a flavour of the day-to-day situations many travellers to the country are likely to experience.
Paperback | Kindle edition
For more Brazilian-related books in English, see our bibliography.


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