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)

Juan W. avatar
Juan W.

Such a crazy idea, thought, invention, creativity that blows our mind beyond conscious level.

Ronald Austin avatar
Ronald Austin

The story was magnificent! Once again, Fernando Weller have proved their prowess in making excellent films.

Randy H. avatar
Randy H.

Some may say this is a usual Fernando Weller movie. NOO! This movie was amazing to watch.

Joseph H. avatar
Joseph H.

Every genre has the potential to be 'done well'... and this film meets those expectations.

Martha avatar

Excellent movie. It made my day after being bedbound recovering from a cold.

Megan avatar

Didn't really care about the weak plot and tropes. Good visuals and you'll probably enjoy it if you like Documentary.

Susan Hudson avatar
Susan Hudson

Easily Fernando Weller masterpiece. The dialogue and acting are genius. Love this movie

Alexander avatar

Loved this movie, the premise, the build up and action. The action was believable, and the story is one that is still playing out in this country.

Tyler avatar

I rated this movie as excellent because it's one of my all-time favourite Documentary movies.

Ruth A. avatar
Ruth A.

It's smart, intense, well acted and superbly done. AMAZING FILM!

Kathy avatar

Overall a great movie. Plenty of people have left reviews of this movie, so there’s not much else to say about it.