An original documentary film that tells the storied history of Brazil’s national expansion and current efforts to secure its borders. From Iguaçu to the edges of the Amazon and through the centers of power in Brasília and São Paulo, see this vast country anew and learn from Brazilian voices about why its people see a bright future amidst challenges—including those that come across its borders.
Meet the film’s director, Dodge Billingsley, CEO, Combat Films and Research, and Cory Leonard, executive producer and associate director at BYU Kennedy Center. Learn about this and other projects at the Kennedy Center, connect with alumni and friends, and find out how you can help to mentor, support, and engage with students.
The film premiered at BYU Broadcasting in Provo, Utah, followed by worldwide screenings across Brazil, London, and at the University of Texas at Austin and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Last month it premiered across the country on Brazilian Public Television. This is the tenth film in a documentary series produced by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies in partnership with Combat Films and Research. Other films address topics such as global supply chains and the automotive industry, Korean reunification, the Chinese cultural revolution, the geopolitics of oil and energy pipelines, Chechyna, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and the fog of war.