Bravo, bread and circuses

Australia, 1985

TV show
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Episode of Series “Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon”.
What qualities inspire passionate admiration in South Americans? This is the question asked by Jack Pizzey as he introduces us to three very contrasting South American stars. Jairo Antonio in Bogota is a champion bullfighter, the sport of Colombia’s Spanish conquerors which can cost fans up to 3 weeks wages for an entrance ticket. Antonio Cervantes, three times welterweight champion of the world, hails from an extremely poor Colombian village, populated by descendants of rebel African slaves, where boxing is the main source of cultural pride. Cristina is the star of Brazilian “soapies” (telenovellas), her programs watched by 90% of Brazilians. NOTE: BULLFIGHT SCENES ARE VERY GRAPHIC AND MAY OFFEND SOME VIEWERS.

Credits

producer/director

Clive Fleury

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Duration

00:59:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Appears in

Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon

Group of items

Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38522

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Soap operas

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Brazil

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Colombia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Heroes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Drama

Drama → Soap operas

Foreign language films

History → Heroes

History → History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Boxing

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Bullfights

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Heroes

People → Heroes

Places → Brazil

Places → Colombia

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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