Nov 6 2013

MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series in Chicago

November 6, 2013

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Latino Cultural Center Lecture Center B2

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program

The largest open-air gold mine in the world, Serra Pelada, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, has spawned its share of legends. In the 1980s, 115,000 men from all over the Brazil, would extract 100 tons of gold from the mountain, transforming it - in a short decade - into a giant, water filled crater surrounded by misery. This documentary raises questions about the mountain's rise and fall, and its relation to the political transformations of the country 

Screen followed by discussion with Rodrigo Letier, Serra Pelada producer, facilitated by  Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, LALS.

Date posted

Aug 13, 2018

Date updated

Aug 13, 2018