Life - Geraldo Off-Line

Life - Geraldo Off-Line

Geraldo De Sousa had a dream he almost fulfilled. He'd worked his way out of a shantytown in Brazil's teeming metropolis, Sao Paulo. His cherished job in the Ford car factory supported his wife, two children and a new apartment.

Then suddenly -- and through no fault of his own -- Geraldo found there wasn't any work for him anymore. He was told it was because of the financial meltdown in faraway South East Asia. But was that just an excuse? Or the harsh reality of the new globalized economy?

In this film, with the help of investigative journalist Jon Alpert, Geraldo sets out to find out...

'A cunning depiction of how inconsequential individuals' lives are becoming in the face of the global economy's ruthless bottom line.' Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado

Citation

Main credits

Barrat, Patrice (film director)
Barrat, Patrice (film producer)
Alpert, Jon (film director)
Alpert, Jon (film producer)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Richards, Jenny (film producer)
Lamb, Robert (editor of moving image work)

Other credits

Series producer, Luke Gawin; executive producer, Jenny Richards; series editor, Robert Lamb.


Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

Anthropology
Asian Studies
Brazil
Developing World
Economics
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
Human Rights
Humanities
International Studies
International Trade
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations

Keywords

; "Geraldo Off-Line"; Bullfrog Films