Seven Wonders of Brazil DVD

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Journey into the heart of Brazil with host Robert Beckford to explore the incredible spiritual diversity of Brazil. Travel to the country's seven wonders of Brazilian Christianity, from the spectacular and iconic Christ the Redeemer to the samba beat of Carnival. The religion has existed for over 500 years and is a melting pot of African beliefs, indigenous Indian rituals, and the folk Catholicism of the southern Europeans.

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  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • Seven Wonders of Brazil

    From Christ the Redeemer to Carnival, Robert Beckford explores the diversity of Brazilian Christianity

    Seven Wonders of Brazil journeys into the heart of Brazil, a country where football is worshipped like a national cult, to explore a much older religion--Brazilian Christianity. The religion has existed since the country was colonized by the Portuguese almost 500 years ago and is a mixture of influences--African beliefs, indigenous Indian rituals, and the folk Catholicism of the southern Europeans.

    Robert Beckford, a British academic theologian, explores the incredible spiritual diversity of Brazil by traveling to the country's seven wonders. From the spectacular and iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the samba beat of the Carnival, at each wonder, Robert looks at a key ingredient that makes up the melting pot that is Brazilian Christianity.

    The seven wonders include:
    - Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
    - São Francisco Church, Salvador
    - Teatro Amazonas (Amazon Theatre and Opera House), Manaus
    - São Paulo See Metropolitan Cathedral, Sao Paulo
    - Igreja Presbyterian Cathedral, Rio de Janeiro
    - Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady Aparecida, Brasilia
    - Rio Carnival, Rio de Janeiro

    This DVD features subtitles in English