Brazil Week

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:30am to Friday, January 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Monday 19 January
‘Spatial Practices’ 4th International Colloquium on Contemporary Brazilian Literature
Dorfman Room, St. Peter’s College
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Tuesday 20 January
Film: The Clown dir. Selton Mello (2011) 90 minutes (English subtitles). Starring Selton Mello and Paulo José.
Room 2, Taylorian Institute
This charming film tells the story of a clown who thinks he’s not funny anymore and leaves the circus in search of a ‘normal’ life.


Wednesday 21 January
Capoeira Workshop with Paulina Barszcz and Gui Perdigão
Room A, Bernard Sunley Theatre, St. Catherine’s College


Thursday 22 January
Room 3, Taylorian Institute
Film: Basic Sanitation, dir. Jorge Furtado (2007), 112 minutes (English subtitles). Starring Fernanda Torres and Wagner Moura.
In this comedy, the people of the town of Linha Cristal in the south of Brazil need to sort out their sewage system, but the council has run out of money. The resourceful citizens discover a grant which is enough to fund their septic tank, but there is a catch: the money has to be used to make a film, and it can’t be a documentary. So they decide to make a science fiction film.


Friday 23 January
2-3pm, Room 3, Taylorian Institute
Talk: Cultural Mediation between Brazil and the UK – Misha Glenny and Silvia Salek
Misha Glenny is a journalist who has worked for The Guardian and the BBC, specializing in Central Europe, cybersecurity and global organized crime. In 2014 he made a series of radio programmes documenting ‘The Invention of Brazil’.
Silvia Salek is a Brazilian journalist based in London for over ten years. She is Head of BBC Brasil, which is part of the World Service, and has been collaborating with Oxford students doing their year abroad in Brazil.


Interview: Lewis Robinson (Mais um Discos)
Room 2, Taylorian Institute, St. Giles
Gui Perdigão from the Sub-Faculty of Portuguese interviews Lewis Robinson, Head of the alternative record label ‘Mais um Discos’. Lewis has been instrumental in introducing some of the best new Brazilian music to UK audiences.


Global Brazil

Contact name: Claire Williams

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Audience: Open to all