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11 Ratings

Maioria Absoluta

Directed by Leon Hirszman
Brazil, 1964
Documentary, Short


The documentary depicts the everyday of illiterate rural workers in Northeast Brazil, living under extreme misery. Although incapable of writing, they are aware of their condition and qualified to proposing solutions they hope for to their problems.

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Maioria Absoluta Directed by Leon Hirszman

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  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Maioria Absoluta

    "In 1876, there were 10 million people in Brazil, which 20 thousand were land owners. In 1964, we were 80 million brazilians and only 70 thousand land owners. In 1964, 6 million brazilians had never touched money". I can't believe how current this short film is: it shows some reflections that are still being discussed. I guess we didn't evolve a lot... Stellar images by the way.

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