STRONG ROOTS

STRONG ROOTS

    Price: $265.00

    Code: 2016
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Maria Luisa Mendonça
    2001, 41 mins.
    Purchase: $265 | Classroom Rental: $50


    This video documents the struggles of peasants in the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, which is engaged in a national political campaign to occupy and cultivate unused land. Interviews with several individuals and families are blended with remarkable footage of a mass occupation of unused farmland and subsequent violent confrontations with Brazilian police, vividly illustrating the nature of Brazilian peasants' struggle not only for a piece of land to farm but also for a sense of dignity and justice in their lives.

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    “Excellent…Students in anthropology, social science, or international relations classes will make best use of this video that addresses an important, timely topic.”—School Library Journal