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Metalworkers

by Eduardo COUTINHO

SBC VOLTA DO LULA 26/05/1980
© HELIO CAMPOS MELLO

During Lula’s presidential campaign 2002, the great documentary filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho encountered the stories and memories of the metal workers who had been comrades or supporters of the worker-turned-candidate. In the mid-1970s, Lula took over leadership of the Steel Workers’ Union and gradually became an influential politician, haranguing the crowds during the extensive strikes that shook the country in 1985. Coutinho films large numbers of workers and ex-colleagues to build a perceptive account of the path taken by this strikingly popular and political figure on his way to the presidency of the Republic – in the same brushstroke, he depicts both a society profoundly marked by industrialisation and a very recent past.

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  • Titre français
    Peões
  • Titre international
    Metalworkers
  • Photo
    Jacques Cheuiche
  • Montage
    Jordana Berg
  • Interprétation
    Maria Socorro, José Alves Bezerra, Zacarias Feitosa de Morais
  • Production
    VideoFilmes
  • Producteur exécutif
    João Moreira Salles, Mauricio Andrade Ramos
  • Ventes internationales
    Videofilmes : isabel@videofilmes.com.br
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    1:85

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