The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2017

The Department of Portuguese, the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture,
and the Consulate General of Brazil in Boston present the movie

The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé)*

November 15, 2017 (Wednesday), 4:00 pm

UMass Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library, room 314 (parking lot 13)

Flyer of the event (pdf format)


The Storytellers
The Storytellers (Narradores de Jaye), dirigido
por Eliane Caffe.
The Department of Portuguese, the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, and the Consulate General of Brazil in Boston present the movie The Storytellers (Narradores de Javé) in portuguese with english subtitles, dirigido por Eliane Caffe.

While waiting in a bar for a boat to cross a river, a man tells the story of Jaye, a small town in the country of Bahia doomed to be submerged by the waters of a hydroelectric dam. When the illiterate dwellers of Jaye find that their village will be flooded, they decide to "scientifically" document the story of Jaye to show the historical importance of the place and present motives to stop the construction of the hydroelectric. However, only the former postman and persona non-grata Antonio Bia (Jose Dumont), who used the intimacy of the villagers to save his job in the post office, can write. The population assigns him to register in a book the report of the remembrances of the storytellers.

November 15, 2017 (Wed), 4:00 pm at UMass Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library, room 314 (parking lot 13).

Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments will be served.

Prof. Dario Borim (Dept. of Portuguese) will lead a discussion after the movie.

For more information, please contact Prof. Gláucia Silva (gsilva@umassd.edu) or Prof. Dário Borim (dborim@umassd.edu).

* in Portuguese with English

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