Screenings & Film talks: Iracema (Jorge Bodanzky & Orlando Senna, 1975)

Was anderes machen (The Home and the Movie)

Iracema: Tragedy of the Amazon

A documentary feature film is what Jorge Bodansky calls his attempt to "put together typical everyday happenings from the Amazon region and its destruction in such a way that a basic narrative pattern emerges from the documentary arrangement". The programme text of Das kleine Fernsehspiel is more precise: "The industrial development of the Amazon by domestic and foreign corporations, the destruction of the primeval forest, the construction of a gigantic road system across the South American continent, the displacement and enslavement of the indigenous population through ruthless industrial expansion, the Brazilian economic miracle with its boom of speculators and gamblers, provide the setting for the story of the fifteen-year-old Iracema." A film that could hardly be more dramatic and topical even after 50 years.
Iracema (Iracema – Uma Transa Amazônica) |Jorge Bodanzky & Orlando Senna | 86 min | 1976 | OV with German subtitles

Guest: Jorge Bodanzky
Moderation: Bettina Ellerkamp & Merle Kröger
Film screening with discussion in German language

Monday, November 20
7 pm
TV Studio Betonhalle
Registration here