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Men of Brazil

Original title
True story of Rio de Janeiro portworkers in the 1950s

In a tough context where most carried weapons and strikes were common, the port of Rio was only just surviving. Through dialogue, a new way of working emerges, and the first-ever free union elections are held. In one of the families, a child unable to walk miraculously gets healed. The local economy and the lives of families are transformed.
Front title says : "A battle of ideas is raging for control of the ports of the world. In Rio de Janeiro in 1953 two unions, one official and the other unofficial fought for the leadership of the port. In this struggle, two men were bitter enemies. Nelson Marcellino, leader of the official union and head of the baggage warehouse, and Damasio Cardoso, crane driver and a leader of the unofficial union. Men were armed and went in fear of their lives. Strikes were frequent..."
Photography by Edgar Eichhorn
Music by Remo Usai
Art direction by Alexandre Horvat
English dialogue supervised and directed by Robert Tafur

Film language

English

Original title
Year of release
1959
Film length
01:09:00
Film type
Production company
Moral Re-Armament (MRA)
Location of original cut