Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  27 minutes
Date:  2002
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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City Life

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Explores Sao Paolo in introduction to series examining the effects of globalization on people and cities.

City Life

Marta Suplicy is the new mayor of Sao Paolo, Brazil -- a breath of fresh air after years of municipal apathy and corruption. Her aim is to make Sao Paulo a sustainable 21st century global city.

This program, the first from the City Life series, follows Marta as she visits schools, hospitals, favelas, and a shelter for battered women, in her quest to turn the city around.

Interviewed in the program are Professors Peter Marcuse (Columbia University), Saskia Sassen (University of Chicago), Ed Glaeser (Harvard University), as well as Sheela Patel, director of SPARC (Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centers), and Anna Tibaijuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations Center for Human Settlements.

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Main credits

Bradshaw, Steve (Screenwriter)
Bradshaw, Steve (Director)
Gawin, Luke (Producer)

Other credits

Camera, Roni Robson da Costa, Daniel A. Rubio; music, The Posse, The Definitive Break; editors, Lee Sutton, Michael Peatfield.

Distributor credits

Television Trust for the Environment

Steve Bradshaw

Television Trust for the Environment
Steve Bradshaw
Written, directed, and produced by Steve Bradshaw
Series Editor: Jenny Richards
Series Producer: Luke Gawin

Docuseek2 subjects

Urban Studies
Latin American Studies

Distributor subjects

At-risk Youth
Developing World
Global Issues
Human Rights
International Studies
Latin American Studies
Social Justice
Sustainable Development
Urban Studies
Urban and Regional Planning
Women's Studies


Brazil, Marta Suplicy, Sao Paolo, cities, urban studies, globalization, poverty; "City Life"; Bullfrog Films

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