Shaun Alexander Cumming, a journalist, filmmaker and aspiring musician writes in his blog (thebrazilblog.com) about things he likes most. Shaun works in the investment industry by day, and loves Brazil. He lives between Edinburgh, London, and various locations in Brazil.
10 Reasons Why I Love Brazil
By Shaun Alexander Cumming
1) Brazilian adventurism - Brazil is a place to explore boundless wild and beautiful landscapes unlike anywhere in the world. Furthermore, Brazilians have a thirst for exploring and doing new things. Here’s my example; I am terrified of heights, but one time in Rio I caught...
By Danielle Marinho | Photos Portal da Copa
The host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games was chosen in October in Copenhagen, Denmark. The awarding announcement was made by IOC President Jacques Rogge and Rio de Janeiro, well known as a marvelous city, will welcome the biggest sports event in the world, staged for the first time in South America.
This designation changed not only the life of thousands of sports fans around the world, but the life of thousands of Brazilians too. Rio de Janeiro has many attractions, places to visit, good restaurants, gorgeous weather and hospitable...
By Leila Monteiro Lins
Torontonians will be able to watch 11 great Brazilian films at the TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX at 350 King St West. All films will be English subtitled.
Among the many highlights of this year’s fest are two films directed by Brazilian director Breno Silveira: the Opening Night features GONZAGA, that was rewarded late on Wednesday (13), in the City of Arts of Rio de Janeiro – in the categories of “Best Feature Fiction Film”, “Best Director”,” Best Actor”, “Best Supporting Actor”, “Best Fitting fiction and “Best Sound”, in the 2013 edition...
The opening of the 7th edition of du Film Brésilien de Montréal will take place on Friday, November 1st to November 7th, 2013, at the Cinéma du Parc, in Montréal. Subtitles are in English and French.
The award winning movie Gonzaga, directed by Breno Silveira, will kick off the seven days of the festival, on November 1st, at 7 PM (19:00).
Brazil Film Fest is a film festival fully dedicated to Brazilian cinema! The Brazilian film production of recent years is being recognized everywhere for its quality and diversity. The festival showcases a selection of great movies from...
Brazilian Film & TV Festival of Toronto (BRAFFTV)
By Leila Monteiro Lins
A 5-day festival with the best recent Brazilian films, including drama, comedy, documentary, children, thriller, and ethnographic films. The festival will be held from October 16th to 20th.
October 16 - TIFF Bell Lightbox
October 17 to 20th - Carlton Cinema
October 19 to 20th - International Conference, University of Toronto
For more information, visit www.brafftv.com.
OPENING FILMS AT BRAFFTV 2013
20 Carlton Cinema, Toronto, College Subway
Environment of Freedom
Wednesday 16th of October, 7:00 PM ...
The largest Brazilian film festival outside of Brazil
By Leila Monteiro Lins
The festival encompasses four programs: *Competitive*, Non-Competitive,
Bra-zoo-kah (*films by Brazilians living abroad*), and *Brazil Through
Foreign Eyes* (films by non-Brazilian filmmakers about Brazil). In the
Competitive Program short, mid-length, and feature films are competing for
the Golden Maple Award.
Some of the films that will be screened during the 2013 BRAFFTV: Buddies,
Cine Holliúdy, The Invisible Collection, Marcelo Yuka, Eternal Amazon,
Taina - An Amazon...
Castelao: Sustainability is a priority
Photo by Castelao stadium by ME-Portal da Copa
Fortaleza is the fifth largest city in the country with over 2.4 million people. The capital of the State of Ceará is well known for its blue-green seas, sandy beaches, prime resorts and modern public markets and malls. The city also features the Sea Dragon Art and Culture Centre and the Beach Park - Brazil's largest water park.
The stadium Castelão is the first one to be ready for the 2014 World Cup. The venue was remodeled to have a total seating capacity of around 64,000 in an area with...
Dunas Arena will be integrated to airport and hotels
By Ingrid Coifman | photo: Jenipabú beach
Close to Europe and Africa, Natal attracts tourists to its beaches, sand dunes, and historical sites. The average daily temperature is 28C degrees. The capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte, features the Via Costeira which is a large coastal avenue, one of the preferred destinations. Famous beaches right next to the city are: Ponta Negra, Genipabu, Redinha, Pipa, and Pirangi.
The Dunas Arena, stage to four of the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches, will have a capacity for 45,000 people....
Arena Pernambuco will expand into residential neighborhood
Recife is the capital of Pernambuco and an urban sprawl of another 13 cities, including Olinda (a world heritage site by UNESCO), with a population of 3,7 million. Boa Viagem is one of the famous urban beaches; and Porto de Galinhas, which stands among the top tourist destinations, is located 70km away from Recife.
The city is known as the Brazilian Venice due to its numerous waterways, bridges and small islands. During Carnival, rhythms such as frevo and maracatu and have street parades. It’s not the first time that Recife...
PLAYING SOCCER IN THE PANTANAL WETLANDS
Cuiaba is modern and well-designed city that is home to almost 600,000 people. It has a tropical wet and dry climate and summer temperatures average just over 40ºC. The city also serves as a gateway to various tourist destinations. As some of you go fishing, others may want to get acquainted with some of the fantastic wildlife of the Pantanal or visit the the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park. Such diversity is noticeable in the regional cuisine that offers a variety...