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Posted On: 19 May 2014 10:38 pm
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DFI Brazil Cinema Showcase: Bus 174

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DFI Brazil Cinema Showcase

In partnership with the Qatar Museums Authority, the Doha Film Institute continues its commitment to reflecting Qatar’s annual cultural partnerships with the DFI Brazil Cinema Showcase. The initiative celebrates Qatar-Brazil 2014 with a monthly presentation of exceptional classic and contemporary films that highlight the rich diversity of Brazil’s cinematic history and bring audiences unforgettable works from internationally renowned directors. Screenings take place on the last weekend of each month at the MIA Auditorium.

‘Bus 174’

A film by Jose Padliha l Brazil l 2002 l Documentary l 80 mins

Synopsis: On 12 June, 2000, 21-year-old Sandro do Nascimento took several passengers hostage on a commuter bus in Rio de Janeiro. Manic and unpredictable, the young man waved his gun around and threatened to kill everyone on the bus if his demands were not met. In a disturbing twist of events, the entire episode was broadcast on live television, and all of Brazil witnessed the shocking ineptitude of Rio’s police in handling the terrifying situation. ‘Bus 174’ takes a harsh look at how Brazil’s state apparatus treats its disenfranchised people – especially its poor children – through interviews with street kids, police officers, sociologists and, heartbreakingly, do Nascimento’s family. The hard-hitting, moving documentary holds back no punches and is a heartfelt call for social equality.

Film Rating: 18+

Ticket price: Regular ticket: QAR 35

Student discount*: QAR 25

*Students must present a valid student ID to receive a discount. There is a maximum of 2 (two) discounted tickets per person. (Discounts are only available at ticket outlet locations.)

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May 24 – 30, 2014

Sunday, Monday and Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday and Saturday: 12:00 noon − 8:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM − 8:00 PM
Closed: Tuesday, 27 May