BRAVE NEW LAND (Lúcia Murat, 2000)

The principal woman participant in Brazil’s cinema nôvo, and a journalist and human rights activist, Lúcia Murat was imprisoned and tortured in the 1970s, by Brazil’s military dictatorship, for guerrilla activites.      Her Brava Gente Brasileira—literally, Brave Brazilian People—reaches back to 1778, approximately 245 years after Portugal first colonized Brazil. The protagonist is Diogo de Castro […]