THE STAPLE OF NEWS

O MERCADO DE NOTICIAS

By Jorge FURTADO

CASA DE CINEMA DE PORTO ALEGRE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013


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BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2015
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jorge FURTADO
    • Writer(s)
    • Jorge FURTADO
    • Synopsis
    • The Staple of News” is a documentary on media and democracy, including a brief history of the press, since its emergence in the 17th century until today. The history of the press is illustrated by the mood of the play "The Staple of News", written by Ben Jonson in 1625, a comedy about the early days of journalism. Excerpts from the staging of the play are interspersed with interviews of 13 brazilian journalists commenting on issues of journalistic practice and recent cases of brazilian history political, where the press has outstanding role.
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