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ABC of a Strike Preceded by Intermissions

Event: ABC of a Strike Preceded by Intermissions
The evening starts with a short film, The Uprising, that presciently anticipated the protests that took to the streets in Brazil this past summer as it documents the chaotic horse race that the director stage in downtown Recife. The Uprising is also featured in the Cruzamentos exhibition along with other related materials. (8 mins., video)
Showing for the first time ever outside of Brazil, ABC of a Strike captures the 1979 metal workers strikes outside of Sao Paulo. The footage sat untouched until after the highly-regarded director Leon Hirszman's death in 1987, by which time the material had a new relevance. The gripping footage details the negotiations between the labor unions and the factory bosses and shows the birth of the Worker's Party and its charismatic leader, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. (86 mins., video)
Intermissions, focuses on Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva, who rose from extreme poverty to a jailed trade union activist to President of Brazil and being called "one of the most influential people of the 21st century" (Esquire). Joao Moreira Salles had complete access to Lula during the hectic campaign season and fills his films with intimate behind the scenes footage of the campaign trail, focusing on the "intermissions" between the big public events that dominate campaign coverage. (117 mins., video)
Date and time:January 22, 2014
7:00 PM
Location:Wexner Center Film/Video Theater
Contact:Jill Malusky
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Event category:Wexner Center
Event Type:Film

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