Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed
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In my opinion, one important information a foreign country dvd "must" include in the video is its food/cuisine.. too bad this one doesn't. The Brazilian cuisine is one of a kind! Over all, I enjoyed this video & its quality overall. There are beautiful sceneries/picturesques, and the narration is as story telling. The narrator talks about one person's life in one region of Brazil, and moves on to another, and then goes back to the previous ones and then back & forth. At the end, she concludes all 7 lives. Most of all, I enjoy Rio de Janeiro, Ouro Preto, and the Amazon scenes... too bad it doesn't include Foz do Iguacu (Iguacu Falls)
p.s. Everyone in here says that there is no subtitle in it, but usually, in my experience, this kind of informative videos don't have any subtitles.
The oft-stated aim of Discovery Atlas is not a history lesson ... it is a unique look at countries through the eyes and personal stories of a select group of individuals.
What better ways to learn the true feelings and emotions than by this manner.
Exquisitely shot, wonderfully narrated, these videos provide a unique look into each of these nations that one would not otherwise EVER be party to.
Basically, the narrators and photographers give you views of Brasil through different people's lives and experiences. There's the aspiring footballer, the aspiring bull-rider and a child attempting to escape the realities of life in a favela through capoeira just to name a few. Through the stories of the individuals, you get to see more of the country and the vastness of the culture and people and traditions that are rooted from so many other countries and cultures. From the gritty and seasoned river-boat trader (and... to be a little cynical, I gathered that not all of those vases were empty or available for straight trade...) you can see the awesome Amazon river. From the pretty young helicopter pilot, you can actually see more than just one's dreams, but another spectrum of life in Brasil, which is that of the slightly upper-class and an opportunity that may not be available to some of the other individuals highlighted. From the beautiful girl on Easter and the colors of her city, you can see different religious beliefs in the country as well. And from the sad story of the boy that seemed to have no way out & devastated by his family, you can see a story that's unfortunately a little too common in Brasil - but thankfully with a more promising outcome.
Not to give too much of their stories away, I really liked that they didn't just focus on the poverty in Brasil but rather tried to give an account of life in Brasil from several different perspectives to paint a much more colorful picture that's certainly reflective of the country in general.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am Brazilian. I bought this for my husband to understand my culture. The video was super boringPublished 19 months ago by TAP
I've really enjoyed this DVD of Brazil. It was very helpful during our cultural awareness week at my Elementary school.Published on June 24, 2012 by Susan H. Foreman
This same blu-ray disc was much cheaper than the HD-DVD version. That's because HD-DVD is lost format. Anyway, the seller did a stellar job in packaging a good product. Read morePublished on July 15, 2010 by Bi-Kemba J. Wright
Enjoyed immensely. Especially the following of several ordinary peoples lives. Getting to know how they live and what work they do.Customs of their country are enlightening. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by C. mccullough
Brazil is a very complex country and full of different angles. It is as big as the US, but very misunderstood... and for some it is even totally unknown. Read morePublished on November 16, 2008 by Oculus Fulvius
This documentary was pretty well done. The best part is the visuals because they look really cool in HD. Read morePublished on March 24, 2008 by Winston Smith