Soldados da Borracha
Rubber Soldiers

Cesar Garcia Lima

Brazil, Documentary, 2010
26 min, HD, Color
Portuguese with English Subtitles


Between 1942 and 1945, fifty-five thousand Brazilian men worked in the Amazon to extract rubber as part of the World War II effort. At the end of the war, they received no tributes and continued extracting rubber in the forest in the Brazilian state of Acre, where most of them later died. Acre was the site of the largest number of these workers, and in this film four survivors of this period share their stories.


World Premiere


Producer: Susanna Lira, Luciana Freitas
Production Companies: Modo Operante Produções
Screenwriter: Cesar Garcia Lima
Cinematographer: Pedro Faerstein
Editor: Tito Gomes, Cesar Garcia Lima
Sound Design: Etienne Chambolle
Music: Caldo de Piaba
Print Source: Luciana Freitas - Modo Operante Produções, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Mexican American Cultural Center
Fri. April 22 3:00 PM