• METAL WORKERS, EDUARDO COUTINHO (BRAZIL, 2004) Metal Workers

Scavengers & Metal Workers

A special issue of Film Quarterly devoted to Coutinho launches between the features.

  • Introduction

    Guest curator Natalia Brizuela, who teaches in UC Berkeley’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, edited a special issue of Film Quarterly dedicated to Coutinho’s films.

Double Feature

Metal Workers
(Peões)

Eduardo Coutinho, Brazil, 1992

The Brazilian metal workers’ strikes in 1979–80 were instrumental in bringing down the military dictatorship. Heading them was Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, then a thirty-four-year-old metal worker, later president of Brazil from 2003 to 2011. Coutinho documents these historical events through the voices of some of the thousands of workers who partici-pated in the strikes. Personal stories of life and love are entangled with history

Natalia Brizuela

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Portuguese
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DigiBeta
  • 85 mins

Scavengers
(Boca de lixo)

Eduardo Coutinho, Brazil, 1992

Coutinho turns his camera on the women and men who work in the garbage dump in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, making clear the dump’s placement in the whole catastrophic and devastating machine of capitalism.

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Breno Silveira
Language
  • Portuguese
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Beta SP
  • 50 mins
source
  • Icarus Films