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Summary: Set in Sao Paulo's House of Detention. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2004

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

Summary: Amidst the World Cup tournament and political turmoil of 1970, twelve-year-old Mauro must adjust to living in his Jewish grandfather's multi-ethnic neighborhood after his left-wing parents are forced into hiding.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Media 2008

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

Summary: The story centers on Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern-day São Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estranged daughter Jessica shows up, the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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

Burnham, Gabriella

Summary: "With sharp, gorgeous prose, It Is Wood, It Is Stone takes place over the course of a year in São Paulo, Brazil, in which two women's lives intersect. Linda, an anxious and restless American, has moved with her husband, Dennis, for a year professorship.As Dennis submerges himself into his work, Linda finds herself unmoored and adrift, feeling increasingly disassociated from her own body....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

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

Summary: The world's most notorious slum is Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. Presents the true story of a young man who grew up on those streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD MOVIE CIT

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 Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Fa 5

Earle, Shannon

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Summary: "When an oil-covered penguin washes up in Brazil, Seu João saves its life. The man and penguin become friends, and the penguin won't return to the wild."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2022

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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: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BUR

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BUR

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: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

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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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

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

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

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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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

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: 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: A fun and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who's fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2015

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

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

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 2011

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY RIO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RIO RATED G

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