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Brazilian Kinematograph in Dresden

Using archival footage and interviews with researchers of the history of health and of film, this documentary recovers two movies originally shown at the Brazilian Pavilion of the International Congress on Hygiene, held in Dresden, Germany, in 1911.  One film focuses on the fight against yellow fever in Rio de Janeiro and the other on Chagas disease, then newly discovered in Lassance, Minas Gerais. To the best of anyone’s knowledge, these are the first two science films made in Brazil. They signal how the country and the Oswaldo Cruz Institute were on the cutting edge in using motion pictures to communicate health information. Running Time: 00:21:26. Producer: COC/Fiocruz. Year: 2011