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Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:August 17, 2007
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Jader Barbalho, Claudio Fonteles, Helbio Dias, Juarez Avelar, Paulo Lamarao
Director:Jason Kohn
Producer:Joey Frank, Jared Goldman, Jason Kohn
Distributor:Slowhand Cinema Releasing

Web Site: http://www.mandabala.com/

Description: A frog farm connected to a corrupt politician and one of the most powerful men in Brazil; a kidnapping victim who had both her ears cut off before she was released to her parents; a wealthy plastic surgeon who pioneered the procedure used to reconstruct the ears of kidnapping victims; and a kidnapper who has watched many like him escape the poorest parts of Brazil for the wealthier Sao Paolo, where they terrorize the upper class with kidnappings, theft and murder. Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) explores the various cottage industries cropping up in response to the violence and links these stories to weave a compelling narrative about what happens in a country where the rich and powerful steal from the poor, and in turn some of the poor terrorize the rich.

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