BOY 23, THE FORGOTTEN BOYS OF BRAZIL - 79'

  • PRODUCTION COMPANY: Elo company
  • DIRECTOR: Belisàrio Franca
  • PRODUCER: Belisàrio Franca
  • WRITER: Belisàrio Franca
  • FORMAT: 79'
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Brazil
  • YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2016
  • AVAILABLE RIGHTS: All rights except Latin America
  • SYNOPSIS: The film follows a historian’s investigation about bricks branded with the swastika, which were found in rural São Paulo. The historian arrived at a frightening fact: Brazilian Nazis took fifty black boys from an orphanage in Rio de Janeiro to the ranch where the bricks were found. The boys were made slaves by a family that was part of the cream of the crop of the political and economic oligarchy in early 20th century Brazil. With the fall of Hitler, the family aborted the project and left the boys to their own devices. The film follows the life of survivors, who are willing to share their stories for the first time.
Tags: Brazil Nazi Discrimination

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