The Resource Children of Rio, by Thierry Michel

Children of Rio, by Thierry Michel

Label
Children of Rio
Title
Children of Rio
Statement of responsibility
by Thierry Michel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
Luis Carlos, also called "The Rat" and Luciano de Souca, also known as "The Chinaman" are gang members who were abandoned as kids to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These two Cariocas teenagers have been left to their own devices all their lives and have survived by begging, stealing, and dealing in drugs. Brightening this harsh life are the friendships that have sustained them, their loyalty to each other, and their contagious high spirits that emerge at events like Carnival. This film allows them to speak in their own words. For Luis, the controlling imperatives are eating and surviving. China, the sixteen-year-old gang leader has a canniness and intelligence that allows his to survive on the fringe of society. He steals to buy food and also glue whose fumes provide him with a blissful high -- the only happiness he has ever known. Unemployment, population explosion and the break up of families is the root cause of the abandonment of such kids all over the Third World. This unique document was filmed despite the barriers put up by a government that does not want such images revealed
Awards note
  • Latin American Studies Association, 1998
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, 1995
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michel, Thierry
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English.; Portuguese, subtitles in English
Runtime
48
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abandoned children
  • Gangs
  • Street children
Target audience
general
Label
Children of Rio, by Thierry Michel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650429/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747798324
Video recording format
other
Label
Children of Rio, by Thierry Michel
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650429/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747798324
Video recording format
other

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