Brasilien – Auf dem Weg zur Weltmacht?

Documentary | DE 2013 | OV

Long synonymous with raw materials, carnivals, samba and football, Brazil has since established itself as a global player. Brazil is now the world’s leading food producer and corporations such as oil multinational Petrobras, aircraft manufacturer Embraer and meat processing giant JBS are also leading international names. In recent years, millions of Brazilians have entered the public fray – as voters, as consumers and as citizens. 40 million people have escaped from the clutches of extreme poverty and the majority of the Brazilian population now belongs to the middle class. With their sights set on better things, they are taking to the streets to make their point. The film combines the story of Brazil’s economic upswing with a vivid account of the life of Dilma Rousseff, who was a guerrilla during the military dictatorship – and who is now offering to talk with the demonstrators.

In Kooperation mit Köln-Rio e.V. und dem Medienbüro Knöbelspies

Producer
Birgit Schulz
Production
Rolf Bremenkamp, Monika Mack
Directors
Birgit Schulz, Nina Hellenkemper
Photography
Francisco Romenique Alves
Editor
Oliver Held
Sound
Leonardo Cardoso de Souza
Production Companies
Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH/NDR/ARTE

International Sales

Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH
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50672 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 2585700
www.bildersturm-film.de

Domestic Sales

NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk
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20149 Hamburg
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Selected filmography Birgit Schulz

A RIGHT TO LIVE – AIDS-MEDIKAMENTE FÜR MILLIONEN (2006), DIE ANWÄLTE – EINE DEUTSCHE GESCHICHTE (2009), ROBERT BOSCH – VERMÄCHTNIS EINES GROSSINDUSTRIELLEN (2011), ALLAH IN EHRENFELD – DER BAU DER KÖLNER MOSCHEE (2012)