A letter to Michael Moore.

Dear Mr. Moore,

This is the first time I leave a message in the website.  Always wanted to, but only now I’ve found a really good reason.

I’ve found this movie that I didn’t even know about, a 2004 Spanish production (Almodóvar’s) documentary about my country’s social movement called Movimento Sem-Terra (Landless Movement), one of the largest and better organized social movements of the world. Here is the link to watch it online and I’d like to share it with you.

It is amazing how much we don’t know about our own countries. In Brazil this movement couldn’t be more unpopular. People say they are a bunch of lazy, ignorant, corrupted and criminal people, who make manifestations as an excuse for not working, and which have no right at all of “invading private properties”.
People don’t know a thing.
Brazil is a fascist society in disguise, mind-ruled by the media and frightened by the authorities.

Headlines in brazilian newspaper about Carajás massacre in 1996.

Hillary Clinton recently said that “Brazil and the United States are the two countries more alike than any two countries in the world.” Right now, she couldn’t be more right. Although we’d certainly wish that our similarities were only the best of each country.

I’m not anti-american, or anti-brazilian. I am anti-BULLSHIT. Just like you.
Thank you so much for inspiring and encouraging so many people to go out there and fight for their rights and for the truth.
All the best.

“Los Sin Tierra”
Click here to watch it online.
Spain, 2004.
Director Miguel Barros
Narrator Cecilia Roth
Producer Agustín Almodóvar (El Deseo)
Best Documentary award in Malaga Fill Festival, 2004.

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