Reply to Cheri re: Thesis question
The reason for these misrepresentations is two fold. One Race, class and gender. While the country purports that it is one of the least racist countries, in fact racism is alive and well there however subtle. The other is, they don't know what to do with the poor. They've scooped them up to the hills for the most part snd forgot about them and only want to see them in town if they're working in service positions. The face to be shown to the world is the sterotypical one on the samba, canival, etc. Brazilian film of the 90's and 2000's is showing another side of the country. A realistic look at the condition in the city. Hopefully this will help bring the populus to reality and to realize that they have to start facing these problems instead of sweeping them under the carpet.