PAST EVENT: Tu 4/9: BloomScreen presents: Rubber Soldiers

Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm

Rubber Soldiers (Soldados da Borracha)(Brasil, 2010), by Cesar Garcia Lima – is the story of the fifty five thousand Brazilian men who moved to the Amazon to collect rubber during the Second World War.

Between 1942 and 1945, fifty-five thousand Brazilian men worked in the Amazon to extract rubber as part of the World War II effort. At the end of the war, they received no tributes and continued extracting rubber in the forest in the Brazilian state of Acre, where most of them later died. Acre was the site of the largest number of these workers, and in this film four survivors of this period share their stories. (Portuguese with English subtitles).

Our film will be followed by a Q&A discussion with filmmaker Cesar Garcia Lima, who will join us via Skype from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bloombars, in association with the Camões Institute, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Georgetown University, the Washington Portuguese Language Meetup and the Embassies of Cape Verde, Brazil and Portugal, is proud to present our monthly series which highlights Portuguese language film and Lusophone culture.

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*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars.  Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

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