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Nova Friburgo

Quand les Suisses émigraient… Nova Friburgo 1818-2018

Nova Friburgo

Nova Friburgo

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  • World Premiere
  • Documentary
  • Switzerland, Brazil
  • 2018 | 55 min. | DCP | Colour
  • Language : Portuguese | French
  • Subtitles : Français
Cast & Crew
Jean-Jacques Fontaine
Marcelo Paternoster
Production Company
Giros Filmes
IDIP Films
Print Contact
IDIP Films
Léa Génique
Bebeto Abrantes
Brazil, 1952
Jean-Jacques Fontaine
Switzerland, 1947
    Bebeto Abrantes
Since 1988 Assistant, screenwriter and director
2010 As Batidas do Samba (documentary)
Jean-Jacques Fontaine
Since 1982 Journalist, TV Producer and director
Since 2007 Independent journalist in Brazil

In 1818, 2,000 Swiss people fled the misery of western Switzerland and headed to Brazil. King John VI invited them because he wanted to “whitewash” Brazil as a response to the growing population of black slaves. 200 years later, this documentary meets four families descended from those pioneers and investigates a not-so-distant past when the Swiss were economic migrants.

Festival International de Films de Fribourg

33e 15 > 23.03 2019

Esplanade de l'Ancienne Gare 3
Case postale 550
1701 Fribourg - Suisse
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