Brazil at War (1940s ca)

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Applauding Brazil for joining the Allies and declaring war against Germany, this film works to show Brazil’s similarities to America. Cutting back and forth between Leni Riefenstahl-esque images of soldiers and the Brazilian crew team (low angles, jagged mountains in the background, half-naked men), it also emphasizes the “cosmopolitan” and “modern” nature of Rio.

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