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This edition: Almost Brothers

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(2004/Brazil-Chile-France, 102 min., color, drama, in Portuguese with English subtitles) Dir.: Lucia Murat. Cast: Caco Ciocler, Flavio Bauraqui, Werner Schunemann, Antonio Pompeo, Maria Flor. The story of two men, Miguel, white and middle-class, and Jorge, a black favela-dweller, and their friendship over the decades, first as boys, then renewed during a lengthy incarceration, and finally when they meet as adults when Miguel is a government official and Jorge is a drug-dealer and they discover their lives have more in common than they ever realized. Distrib.: Lee Krugman Associates, for The Global Initiative. Discussion guest: C. Daniel Dawson, cultural historian.