[Brazil@Harvard] reminder - films today & seminar on Monday

DRCLAS Brazil Program brazil at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Apr 22 12:08:22 EDT 2005

Caros -
A quick reminder about today's showing of the final two documentaries of 
our Brazilian Film Series, which will be screened this afternoon at 
Boylston Hall and will each be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. 
(See details below -- feel free to come to either or both of the screenings).

Also, a reminder about the seminar on Monday on DRCLAS-funded pioneering 
research being done at the Harvard School of Public Health on child 
nutrition in Brazil, with an emphasis on socio-cultural, behavioral and 
environmental influences on the development of overweight in childhood and 
obesity later in life. (See full details below -- this will be the last of 
the Brazil Semester's Brazilian lunches at 61 Kirkland....)

Um bom fim de semana primaveril para todos! - Tomas

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"Brazilian Journeys: The Documentaries of Dorrit Harazim"
A series of films depicting different touching facets of Brazilian life.

4:30pm: "Travessia do Escuro" (Journey through Darkness), 2002, 28 min.
Chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the illiterate in Brazil. The film 
tells the story of three elderly Brazilians, all of whom have led 
productive lives and retired yet have now returned to school to learn how 
to read and write, hoping to fulfill the gap illiteracy has carved in their 

5:00pm: Post-film discussion with the filmmaker.

5:30pm: "Passageiros" (Passengers), 2000, 57 min.
At the age of 17, Marcelo left the ranch and mine where he worked with his 
father in Piauí and made his way to São Paulo in search of employment.  The 
film accompanies Marcelo in a three-day bus journey as he returns home for 
the first time.  Through the personal stories of Marcelo and the other 
passengers who are part of this constant migration movement within Brazil, 
the film depicts the aspirations and obstacles of the contemporary migrant.

6:30pm: Post-film discussion with the filmmaker.

Documentaries in Portuguese with English subtitles.

4:30 - 7:30 PM, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall (next to Widener Library)

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"Brazilian Mothers' Feeding Practices and Child Overweight"

12:00 - 2:00 PM, DRCLAS Conference Room (2nd Floor), 61 Kirkland Street, 
Brazilian lunch served at noon; the presentation will begin at 12:30pm.

A presentation on an on-going research project examining Brazilian mother's 
feeding practices, perceptions of infant weight status, and the factors 
that may influence a child's dietary intake and the development of 
overweight in pre-school years.

Speakers: ANA CRISTINA LINDSAY, DDS, MPH, DrPH, Research Scientist, Public 
Health Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health.
KATARINA MUCHA, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of 
Arts & Sciences, Harvard University.

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For a full schedule of DRCLAS's Brazil Semester at Harvard,
please see: http://drclas.fas.harvard.edu/brazil

For location details of Harvard buildings,
please see: http://map.harvard.edu

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