Mana Bala (Send a Bullet) - Review

by John T
(Atlanta, GA)

First-time filmmaker Jason Kohn makes a courageous and largely successful attempt to weave together the stories of many Brazilians from different walks of life. The stories of corruption and violence make you despair, but the rich cinematography and soundtrack of 1960s Brazilian music reveal a love for the country and hope for the future.

It's interesting that the movie City of God was a fictional story shot in a documentary style with digital video. Manda Bala was a non-fiction documentary shot with film, which was more labor-intensive but resulted in better images.

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Jun 15, 2010
Thanks for the tip!
by: Linda

Had heard about this documentary from a friend.. will definitely check it out.

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