Month: October 2013

In “Manda Bala”: Jader Barbalho and Magrinho, 2 kidnappers from Brazil. Which is worse?

Manda Bala is a masterpiece. This documentary shows the criminal politician (sorry for the pleonasm), Jader Barbalho, who steals the dignity of millions of Brazilians and still manages to own all the communication networks in Pará and, thus, manipulate these same millions to continue voting for him. On the other side, the film shows the […]

light beige carpet

I was born in Brazil and for almost 38 years I had been a housemaid and/or cleaning lady. My mother was always one of those bosses who never had a problem with a maid, on the contrary, she always had wonderful maids. So there were very few. The explanation of this luck seems to be […]

The Fifth Estate, the Movie

“It may be decades before we understand the full impact of WikiLeaks and how it’s revolutionized the spread of information. So this film won’t claim any long view authority on its subject, or attempt any final judgment. We want to explore the complexities and challenges of transparency in the information age and, we hope, enliven […]