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Summary: Documents how former drug-trafficker, Anderson Sá and the Grupo Cultural AfroReggae are working to unite a Rio slum, or favela, against a violent drug industry and police oppression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Thinkfilm 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAV

Summary: When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely, retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. They then embark on a trip to find his father whom he has never met.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1999

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CEN

Barbassa, Juliana

Summary: Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes: from Carnaval's hedonistic delights, to the poverty of the favelas, to the softly seductive samba beat. But there's a dark side to this beautiful city: for years, Rio was ravaged by inflation, drug wars, and crooked leaders, and the legacy of decades of corruption can be seen in the very real struggles the city faces today. Now, Rio is ready to remake...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981 BAR

Summary: Brooklyn based artist Vik Muniz grew up poor in Brazil. This film follows him as he returns to Rio de Janeiro, specifically to Jardim Gramacho, or "Garbage Garden." The world's largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, an astonishing 70% of all Rio's garbage. "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," says Tião, a catadore, or trash picker who thinks of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Almega Projects 2011

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAS

Summary: An award-winning examination of the tragic series of events that followed a desperate bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 that turned deadly when a SWAT team took evasive action against the drug-addled hijacker.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hart Sharp 2004

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BUS

Júnior, Otávio

Summary: "A boy describes the building, people, weather, games, and activities he can observe from his window in a favela, a neighborhood in Rio de Janiero. Includes notes about favelas and the author's experiences growing up in one." --

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2020

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Summary: After Brian and Mia break Dom out of jail, they find themselves trapped in Rio de Janeiro and on the run from the law. Now one last job stands between them and freedom, but will they make it before the corrupt businessmen, or the feds, catch up to them?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD FAS

Contents: Alegria / Moisé Santana (3:07) -- Aquele Abraço / Equale (2:24) -- Ela (rap da Clara) / Clara Moreno (5:35) -- Chiclete com banana / Trio Mocotó (4:17) -- Samba de eleguä / Nei Lopes (3:43) -- Folhas Secas / Beth Carvalho (3:16) -- Só tinha de ser com vocè / Fernanda Porto (4:16) -- Construção / Quinta (4:51) -- Tem espaço na van / Ed Motta (4:05) -- Agoniza mas não morre / Nelson Sargento...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: World Music Network 2005

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN BRA

Summary: Tells the stories of several people in Rio with love problems. There's Mary Ann, a widowed American schoolteacher who has given up on ever finding love again; Pedro, an attorney separated from his wife; and Tania, (the wife) who may want him back. Then there's Roberto, Pedro's shy brother; AcGacio, a soccer champ; Sharon, a law intern; and Nadine, a young bohemian who thinks she's found the man...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BOS

Summary: A quiet yet cunning schoolteacher recruits an elite team of international criminals for the ultimate caper: robbing $10 million in diamonds from an impenetrable Rio De Janeiro vault at the frenzied peak of Carnival.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER GRA

Summary: Discover Brazil through the eyes of its people and explore the surrounding beaches, jungles, and landscaping mountains that make this land so vibrant. A country built on belief, unlike any other, where tradition and transformation live together.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Discovery Communications 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BRA

Patterson, James

Summary: Two years after averting disaster while overseeing security for the World Cup, Jack Morgan, the head of international investigation firm Private, returns to Rio to secure the Olympics, only to confront a Brazilian saboteur who is hatching a lethal plot.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Patterson 2016

Summary: Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 1999

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BLA

Summary: A comedy-adventure that centers on Blu, a flightless macaw who acts more human than bird. When Blu, the last of his kind, discovers there's another, and that she's a she, he embarks on an adventure to magical Rio. There he meets Jewel and a menagerie of vivid characters who help Blu fulfill his dream and learn to fly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2016

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY FAMILY RIO

Hennessy, Huw

Summary: Take a Rio walking tour, marvel at the spectacular Christ the Redeemer, relax in the sun on Ipanema beach, or join in the riotous Rio Carnival. From Top 10 festivals and shows to Top 10 things to do for free--discover the best of Rio de Janeiro with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley Limited 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 918.15 RIO

Summary: Due to its colonial history, Brazilians speak Portuguese, and with more than 150 million people, they form the largest Catholic nation on earth. Visit the historic Northeast, from Salvador following the coast to the mouth of the mighty Amazon, the world's largest river. Attend a Candomble Ceremony, one of the fastest growing and most popular cults in Brazil. Go down a mine near the colonial...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Escapi Media 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 918.104 BRA

Summary: Explore the heart of the Amazonian rainforest, celebrate Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, visit the glaciers of Patagonia, scale volcanoes, wander through the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and the Lost City of the Tayrona, trek to Angel Falls or tango till dawn in Buenos Aires! Globe Trekker's Ultimate South America three-DVD Set offers all these experiences and more!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 918 GLO

Graham, Heather

Summary: A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he's always dreamed of visiting: Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Graham 2017

Zirin, Dave

Summary: Looks at the widespread protests in Brazil as they struggle to prepare for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, pointing out the political, social, and economic costs for the nation that come with hosting the two mega-events.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Consortium Book Sales & Dist 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981 ZIR

Lajiness, Katie

Summary: "Meet Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez! Hernandez's life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began gymnastics at age five, to the 2015 US Junior Titleon the way to being chosen for the women's gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won one gold and one silver medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HER

Schwartz, Heather E

Summary: Introduces the life of swimmer Simone Manuel, from her childhood to her greatest accomplishments in her sport.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAN

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