Em Nome da América

Em Nome da América

The film portrays the controversial presence of thousands of young Americans in the Brazilian Northeast in the 1960s, with the Peace Corps volunteer program. Through testimonies, long archival material and historical documentation, "In the name of America" approaches the contradictions between the American foreign policy, established by John F. Kennedy, and the motivations of the volunteers, who found themselves astonished, in a region marked by hunger and violence. The 1964 military coup in Brazil, the Vietnam War, the infiltration of the CIA in Latin America round out the scenario and reveal the fears of elites and governments that the Brazilian Northeast became a "new Cuba."

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Running Time
1 hours 36 minutes
Fernando Weller
Fernando Weller
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Em Nome da América» (34)

Kathleen Lawrence avatar
Kathleen Lawrence

Nice. Expect very much from the cast and director. And all expectations fulfilled.

Paul H. avatar
Paul H.

Way better than I thought it would be based on the previews.

Lauren C. avatar
Lauren C.

There are very few films I can watch more than once. This is one I can.

Jordan Garrett avatar
Jordan Garrett

I highly recommend. Has a great story line.

Ethan avatar

Awesome! It's not a die-hard documentary, but still the movie rocks.

Robert O. avatar
Robert O.

I don't care what the nay-sayers think.. this is a good movie, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

Willie avatar

Fernando Weller has already made a few such films. But THIS is the best, One of the most interesting, artistically impressive and overall films of the year so far!!!

Dylan Jimenez avatar
Dylan Jimenez

Very exciting movie. The cast in this one is great.

Christian B. avatar
Christian B.

This film was well constructed in every aspect of the story, great movie.