Monthly Archives: September 2015

BRASILIA, A THOUSAND DAYS SAGA

In 1955, Juscelino Kubitschek is elected President of Brazil with a promise to modernize the country. To become the main symbol of his presidential term, he announces a transfer of the nation’s capital, until then in Rio de Janeiro, to a distant and uninhabited place where an entire city will be built in just a Thousand Days.

“Brasilia, A Thousand Days Saga” will tell the story of the construction of iconic modernist Brasilia, today a World Heritage Site, as never dared to before. The historic central plot which covers the political, cultural, architectural and human challenges of this unprecedented venture will be played by fictional characters created from real accounts. From a romanticized and action-filled structure, archival footage and original audio will be added to compose a narrative at the paramount of this epic era in Brazilian history.

UNWRITTEN HISTORY


Docu-drama 4 episodes x 60′ HD


Lilia Schwarcz, one of the most respected brazilian historians, and the actor Dan Stulbach are transported to historical scenes to unravel myths, reveal truths and comment on remarkable episodes of our country’s history with a brazilian touch of humor.
Who will give life to the characters of the past is a talented cast formed by names like Cristina Lago, Mario Hermeto, Yashar Zambuzzi, Magdale Alves, Charles Paraventi, Thaí­de, Lenine, Luiza Possi and others.

LATIN AMERICA

Docu series – 5 episodes x 52′


This television documentary series addresses the most relevant contemporary issues from eight countries of the region (Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba and Paraguay), and encourage the exchange of knowledge about the continent.

Initially five major themes will be discussed: urban art, fashion, cuisine, literature and democracy. Artists, writers, entrepreneurs, activists and intellectuals representing their respective areas will lead the viewer on a journey to the most relevant issues in each country.

NEW ERA SCHOOLS

Destination: Education – New Era Schools turns its gaze towards schools worldwide that have adopted practices and methodologies in regard for the development of the student in all dimensions. These schools present new values ​​for teaching and go beyond the traditional models of education, creating a dialogue with the issues and demands of contemporary society, focusing on the learner´s autonomy, customized teaching, the use of technology for learning and giving value in the development such skills as leadership, proactivity, communication, sociability, cooperation or artistic talents.

 

By documenting these innovative practices, the series will contribute to the debate on the development of education in Brazil, showing how some schools are changing their education models through different experiences seen in other countries.

 

The third season will have 13 episodes, 52 minutes each and will show schools in Brazil, Colombia, the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and India.

UNVEILING CRACK

Cocaine, sodium bicarbonate and water. The mixture of these substances is the basis for crack, a drug that stirs a social, constabulary and political debate in society. The Unveiling Crack series addresses the issue through a different perspective: science, as opposed to the vision of who is immersed in this universe, the user. On one hand, crack users as parents, working women and youth with dreams. On the other, data that often shows that addiction is not generated by the drug itself but by unemployment, poor education and lack of perspective in the life of that citizen. In each chapter, the series follows the daily lives of two characters. The first, an addicted user who may already be a long term user, a recent addict, a mother, a father, middle class, among other profiles. The second has the drug somehow involved in their daily life: a former drug dealer, a relative, a health professional or a merchant who has his business near a crack distribution site. Between one story and the next, researchers from various fields tailor the narrative using collected testimony and help unravel this universe.

UNDERCOVER OPERATION

Medical Drama


When he was a child, Vicente, son of Northeastern migrants, lives in São Paulo’s Zona Norte and witnesses an event that will mark his life forever: the tragic death of his mother, victim to the lack of medical assistance. Still in his arms, he makes her a promise: to become a professional doctor. “You make me proud, Vicente,” says the mother, just before dying. Vicente grows up dedicated, studying obsessively, revealing a great talent for medicine. Without financial support to attend a respected college, he concludes his studies in an obscure college. In spite of that, his great talent grants him a job as a resident doctor in a private hospital. There he starts to be segregated due to his social origins and witnesses for the first time, the excellent conditions the upper class has while undergoing treatment. Refusing to accept the awful conditions of public health services, he makes a radical decision: to set up a clandestine practice in his own house, where he starts treating the destitute and the marginalized, with the few resources he can gather, undercover, from the hospital. Then, he starts living between two opposing worlds: in one, he tries everything to be promoted and have his talent acknowledged in the hospital; in the other, he clandestinely sees the unassisted in his improvised practice. He wants to seek the cure for a sick world and he also wants to fulfill the promise made to his mother of becoming a respected doctor (the cure to his own dramas and dreams).

However, if he is promoted in the hospital, he’ll need to shut down his practice. And if they find out about the practice, he loses his job in the hospital. Which of these paths will Vicente choose?

BRASIL FASHION CHALLENGE

The Brazil Fashion Challenge series presents the journey of nine novice designers who get the chance of their lives. Each designer will have the challenge of creating three looks for a collection that will be presented in a large fashion show in São Paulo and for two months, they will be coached by three big names in Brazilian fashion: Ronaldo Fraga, Lino Villaventura and Alexandre Herchcovitch.
While having meetings with their mentors, in periods of immersion, work and coexistence with the competitors, the competitors will have to learn and overcome different tasks to see their ideas stand out, towards the dream to shine on the catwalk, where their collections will be worn by internationally renown Brazilian top models.