The Brazil on Tour Film Festival 2010 was presented in New Orleans, Houston and Austin in the United States, presented by the General Consulate of Brazil in Houston, and in Porto and Lisbon in Portugal, with great success of public attendance and mission accomplishments. The high level of interest and satisfaction from the attending public, and partners of the Brazil On Tour in each city, have made the outcome of the 2010 edition of the festival extremely positive.
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Tulane University - New Orleans
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Latin American Resource Center
Brazil on Tour Film Festival September 16 – 19, 2010 Final Report
With the collaboration of the Consulate General of Brazil, Houston, the Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center and Kinobras, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies presented an evocative series of films to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Cinema Novo movement. From Thursday, September 16th through Sunday, September 19th 2010 the public came out to the Zeitgeist Arts Center to participate in a contemporary Brazilin film series, Brazil on Tour. The last screening of the series, “Tamboro” was a real highlight of the series and the audience had the opportunity to meet with the Producer of the film, Rosa Bernades. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies hopes to continue contact with Kinobras in order to further enhance programming on Brazil in the New Orleans community. The film festival inspired lively discussion on diverse topics in Brazil and engaged the Tulane community in addition to the New Orleans community at large.
Rice University – Houston
The Brazil on Tour festival, screened at Rice Cinema in Houston September 24 through 26, was a success with promise for more success in the future. The films, two fiction and one documentary, attracted large audiences, but there is still room to improve. The large Latin American population in Houston does not often have opportunities to see films from their homeland and that, combined with the decline of venues that make those films available, make this festival's contribution to the cultural life of Houston significant.