Festival of Brazilian documentaires in Paris

This poor Frenchman, divided between Paris and Rio de Janeiro wishes to share an event… Voilá a Brazilian Festival Made in Paris! From 13 to 19 June 2011, the association “Autres Brésils” presents the 7th edition of the ‘Brésil en mouvements” (Brazil in Movement), the main event dedicated to Brazilian social documentary in Europe. The festival is characterized by seven days of screenings, discussions and meetings about documentary films to strengthen ties between France and Brazil. What is on the agenda: •14 juin : Changement climatique : défis et alternatives (Climat change: challengesContinue reading “Festival of Brazilian documentaires in Paris”

The invention of tropical landscaping: Burle Marx

The emerging economy we refer to as  “Brazil”  is also a country discovering its pride and values. Culture has an important role in this. Culture forging values Evolving from colonial roots, when everything that was good was imported,  Brazil has slowly built its own cultural references. Music wise, there is samba, choro and bossa nova,Continue reading “The invention of tropical landscaping: Burle Marx”

L’Oreal wants to double Brazilian sales in 4 years

L’Oreal the world’s largest cosmetics maker announced that Brazilian sales grew by  21 % in 2010, jumping to 705 million euros. And they want more.. The French based company aims to double sales in Brazil by 2015 and add 50 million new customers there in the next decade as Latin America’s largest economy expands, saidContinue reading “L’Oreal wants to double Brazilian sales in 4 years”

Global agriculture in focus

The Global Forum on Agriculture begins today in Paris. Staged by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), it aims to identify how governments can speed agricultural development and tackle poverty and food insecurity. The program has very little on Brazil. No specific panel and only one representative from Universidade de Sao Paulo  (Carlos Azzoni).

Amazonian Tribe Leaders in Paris

Who would think that leaders of tribes from the Amazon rainforest would get in a plane and come to Paris ? Yet it was 5 degrees in Paris yesterday night but 3 representatives from Amazon tribes lead a conference to raise awareness of their initiatives to protect biodiversity and share their culture. The association Yogash madeContinue reading “Amazonian Tribe Leaders in Paris”