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July 1, 2020

Episode 474: Vidas Secas (1963)

Guest Co-Hosts: Chris Stachiw, Trevor Gumbel

We are kicking off a month of shows discussing the Cinema Novo movement from Brazil with a look at Nelson Pereira dos Santos's 1963 film Vidas Secas. Also known as Barren Lives, the film is based on a 1938 novel by . It’s the story of a family trying to survive in the scraggly countryside of Northeast Brazil. We join them as they search for a place to live, a way to put food on their table, and how to make enough money to buy a leather bed.

Chris Stachiw and Trevor Gumbel join Mike to unpack this "first wave" Cinema Novo film.

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Buy Vidas Secas on DVD
Buy Vidas Secas by Graciliano Ramos
Read Defining Cinema Novo

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