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10/28: Dia D

Dia D

Friday, October 28, 2016

A multilingual celebration of the great Brazilian poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902–1987) through his poetry. Join the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies for one or both events on the occasion of Drummond’s birthday.

9:30am Drummond for Breakfast
with Prof. Luiz Valente

An intimate discussion of the poem "Máquina do mundo," considered by many to be Drummond's greatest. Breakfast will be served.

(Distributed October 19, 2016)

10/27 and 10/28: Film Nights

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Salomon 001

Thursday, October 27, 2016: The Consul of Bordeaux

Produced by José Mazeda and directed by Francisco Manso
(Portugal, 2011). The film is based on the true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who saved 30,000 people from Nazi persecution by issuing visas for safe passage to Portugal during WWII, defying the direct orders of his government.

Friday, October 28, 2016: Testamento

This film is based on a novel by the acclaimed Cape Verdean author Germano Almeida, is “a meditation on life and the choices one makes.” The film was shot in the tiny Cape Verdean city of Mindelo off the coast of West Africa. Set against breathtaking views of mountains, desert terrain and endless beaches, the film begins with the death of Mr. Napumoceno (Nelson Xavier), the wealthiest businessman in Cape Verde. Testamento is scored by the internationally acclaimed Cape Verdean musician Tito Paris, and features an appearance by Cape Verdean world music diva Cesaria Evora.

(Distributed October 14, 2016)

10/21: Luncheon Lecture, Joel Neto

Please join us for a luncheon lecture with novelist Joel Neto.

12pm, Friday, October 21, 2016

Location: Dept. of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

159 George St.

(Distributed October 13, 2016)

10/19: Film Screening, "Os Maias"

Please note: Due to the Presidential Debate we have changed tonight's event.  We will show the video trailer followed by Q&A with the actor Pedro Lacerda. The screening of the film will be at a future date.


Oct. 19, 2016, 7:00pm

Smith-Buonnano 201

Arte Institute and the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (Brown University) present Os Maias [The Maias], a João Botelho film based on the novel by Eça de Queiroz.

(Distributed October 11, 2016)

10/18: Luiz Ruffato

Escrevendo no Terceiro Mundo

October 18, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm George Monteiro Conference Room

Department of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies presents a luncheon talk (in Portuguese) by contemporary Brazilian writer Luiz Ruffato. A light lunch will be served.

(Distributed October 6, 2016)
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