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  • Film about domestic workers stirs debate in Brazil
  • Film about domestic workers stirs debate in Brazil
    Sundance (2015) ©

Film about domestic workers stirs debate in Brazil

Brazil is known around the world for its beaches, samba music and football, but not its films. Yet Que Horas Ela Volta? – released in English as The Second Mother – is now making waves as Brazil’s Oscars entry. And it’s also stirring painful debate over inequality in the country.



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