BOY 23


By Belisario FRANCA


Documentary - Completed 2014

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • 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)