BENEDITA DA SILVA

BENEDITA DA SILVA

    Price: $265.00

    Code: 1741
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Eunice Gutman
    Portuguese dialog with English subtitles
    1991, 29 minutes
    Purchase: $265 Classroom Rental: $50



    A profile of the first black woman ever to be elected city councillor and member of the Brazilian Parliament from the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro. Born and raised in the favelas, Benedita worked for twenty-five years as a domestic servant before beginning her public life in 1982, when she won a post as city councillor and was elected a federal MP in 1986. She now devotes her efforts to fighting the racism and discrimination faced by Rio's slum dwellers.

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        Highly Recommended "...a good introduction...could be included in public, high school, and academic library collections." —Video Rating Guide for Libraries