BOY 23


By Belisario FRANCA

ELO COMPANY - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, VOD, Airline

Documentary - Completed 2014

Brazil, 1930. Local elites not only admired Nazi and Fascist regimes, they even subjected victims to racist experiments. But Aloysio Silva, the Boy 23, survived to tell his story.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography, Social issues
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Belisario FRANCA
    • Synopsis
    • Investigating a time that Brazil is now trying to forget, the hour-long documentary entitled Boy 23 reveals that, in addition to theoretical admiration, Brazil was once the stage for eugenic experiments that scarred their victims forever.
      This documentary explores how a racially mixed nation absorbed eugenic ideas to the extent that it denied its own colorful past, pathetically pursuing an unachievable standard of European esthetics. Presenting expressions of eugenics found in a wide variety of political, social and cultural fields in Brazil, it unveils the shocking and until now secret story of Aloysio Silva, once known as Boy 23, whose life was destroyed by an elite that admired Nazi ideals.
      90’ Premium documentary
      + 3 episode series (45’ each)