GRASS WAR!: PEASANT STRUGGLE IN BRAZIL

GRASS WAR!: PEASANT STRUGGLE IN BRAZIL

    Price: $225.00

    Code: 1963
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Cliff Welch and Toni Perrine
    2001, color, 34 mins.
    Purchase: $225 Classroom Rental: $55


    In 1959, some 800 families resisted efforts to remove them from their remote farms. One peasant leader, Jofre Correa Netto, became known as the "Fidel Castro of Brazil," and became the target of an assassination attempt. The peasant struggle he led gained wide attention and became a significant marker of the long history of struggle against social inequality in Brazil, one demonstrated currently by the Landless Workers' Movement (MST). This video combines archival footage with contemporary interviews with Correa Netto and other MST activists as well as landowners and government agents to illuminate the political and economic forces involved in this historic struggle.

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    Festivals & Awards

    CINE Golden Eagle Award
    Award of Merit, Latin American Studies Association


    Reviews

    "...digs up an important but almost forgotten part of the agrarian revolutionary movement of Latin America...invokes issues very much at the heart of the current post-cold war celebration of globalization and capital." - Dr. John T. Caldwell, UCLA