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This section unites films recently produced by big American Studios that deal lightly with some important environmental issues – preservation of flora and fauna and life in oceans – and the first two Brazilian films of the Taina series. These productions enchant and help increase awareness of these issues.  

The feature animations, Rango, The Lorax  and the fiction The Big Miracle, with Drew Barrymore.


RangoRango
USA 2011 | Gore Verbinski | 107 min
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.
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The LoraxThe Lorax

USA 2012 | Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda | 86 min
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
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The Big MiracleThe Big Miracle
USA 2012 | Ken Kwapis | 107 min
In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. With Drew Barrymore and John Krasinsky.
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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

And Disney Nature series films:

OceansOceans
 
USA 2010 | Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud | 104 min
An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world
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TerraEarth
USA 2007 | Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield | 90 min
The first production ever to shoot aerials of the Mt. Everest (Due to the altitude it is not possible to use helicopters and jet planes are too fast to get proper results), the documentary follows the migration paths of four animal families.
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African CatsAfrican Cats
USA 2011 | Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield | 89 min
A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.
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ChimpanzeeChimpanzee
USA 2012 | Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield | 78 min 
Oscar, a baby chimpanzee is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is tragically orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees. Afterwards, he attempts to survive on his own, and to be accepted by the other chimps. But Oscar struggles, until he is surprising adopted by the Alpha Male of his group.
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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

And the Brazilian feature films:


Taina 1Tainá 1, An Adventure in the Amazon
Brazil 2001 | Sergio Bloch and Tania Lamarca | 90 min
TAINA is an 8-year-old Indian orphan who lives with her grandfather, the aged and wise TIGE, in a beautiful nook on the Rio Negro, in the Amazon.  With TIGE as her master, TAINA learns the legends and history of her people, while she lives in great intimacy with the forest and its animals. Gradually, TAINA becomes a guardian of the forest and does everything to prevent the smuggling of animals. She manages to save a young monkey that escapes the grasp of SHOBA, a wild animal smuggler.  TAINA and her grandfather name the young monkey CATU (Beautiful) and it becomes her inseparable friend after the death of old TIGE.  Protected by a stone Muiraquitã amulet, left to her by her grandfather, TAINA continues to defend the forest.
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Taina 2Tainá 2, The Adventure Continues
Brazil 2004 |
Mauro Lima | 76 min
The little Indian Catiti, six years old, walks through the forest, following and copying Taina, who is now a beautiful and brave teenager. They break down the traps set up by rare specimens’ dealers. They meet Carlito, an urban boy who is looking for his lost dog, which Catiti finds and wants to adopt. When the gang gets all the tribe’s pets (xerimbabos), every child must forget differences of culture and character to help the others, all lead by Taina.
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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I