The film is a documentary based on the first historical and literary document of Brazil: The Letter of Pero Vaz de Caminha. After arriving to Brazil in 1500, Caminha writes to King Dom Manuel of Portugal to inform him of the discovery of a new land. On the letter Caminha describes the natives, their habits, and every fact detailing the navigators’ initial dealings with the unknown nature and population. Written as a diary, the letter is a chronicle of the birth of Brazil. Brazil by Pero Vaz de Caminha (“caminha” also means goes on) confronts two Brazils: the one described by Caminha and the Brazil of today.
Director: Bruno Laet
Language: Portuguese, subtitles English