Aug 31 2007

Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)

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GUEST: Jason Kohn, Director of Manda Bala

Mandala Bala is a new documentary about corruption in Brazil. Going beyond Brazil’s sun-drenched beaches this documentary explores the connections between government corruption and the kidnapping industry in Sao Paolo. Through stunning imagery the doc weaves the interviews of kidnap victims, kidnappers, frog farmers, plastic surgeons, police, and even the corrupt politician Jader Barbalho. Barbalho was accused of siphoning millions of dollars for his own use from Sudam, a development program to help the poor in Brazil’s Amazon region, into a complex portrait of crime in Sao Paolo. Mandala Bala was recently named best documentary in Sundance.

Manda Bala will be opening in Los Angeles on August 31st at the Laemmle’s Royal, West Los Angeles and Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Pasadena. Jason Kohn will be present for Q&A following the 7:30 screening at the Laemmle’s Royal in West Los Angeles

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