This Is Brazil!

December 2017
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It’s time for one of the biggest events on the Brazilian calendar: Carnival! Fernanda begins at the official Carnival parade, which is actually a very serious competition held at the Sambadrome, a purpose-built arena. Up early the next day, she travels to the north eastern city of Recife for a unique street celebration featuring huge, colourful puppets. Heading south to the port city of Porto Alegre, the cultural contrast is huge. The city is home to Brazilian cowboys, known as Gaúchos, who ar...
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Brasília's the country’s capital, was created in the middle of nowhere by architect Oscar Niemeyer. Hippies and new age believers are drawn to the area because of a massive rock crystal that lies underground. Fernanda spends a day with one of the city's many mystic cults, pays a visit to Brazil's National Congress, and finds out why Brazil is obsessed with football. In a favela in Rio de Janeiro, she meets Tia Lea, a cook that's transformed her humble home into a restaurant popular with artists...
November 2017
50:20

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Fernanda heads to the biggest city in the southern hemisphere and discovers how the rich get around the massive metropolis. Amongst the chaos of its 20 million residents, São Paulo reveals itself as a melting pot of cultures. At the Central Market she faces off with a huge sandwich, meets Pablo, a bicycle shop owner popular with those who want to avoid the mile-long traffic jams, and then heads to an open-air nightclub featuring the sounds of one of the country’s best DJs. After a quick stopove...
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This is Brazil! showcases the vibrant colour and culture of the 12 Brazilian capital cities that will play host to one of the most highly anticipated and exciting sporting events in the world. Brazilian-born Australian Fernanda de Paula heads home to rediscover her roots, exploring Brazil’s cultural diversity, viewing daily life through the eyes of local chefs, musicians, artists and everyday workers. Fernanda starts her journey at a local football match in Curitiba, a city that boasts the best...
August 2016
50:55

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Cuiaba & Salvador - Fernanda is in Brazil’s wild west, the geographical heart of South America, where the largest cattle herds in the country live. Fernanda explores the culture and food of the cowboys then, on horseback, helps move a herd through the Pantanal, a large freshwater wetland and one of the world’s great natural wonders where the waterways are full of fish, including the piranha. Back in town it’s Friday night, which means one thing: lambadão, a souped-up version of the lambada. The...
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S1 Ep5

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Manaus & Natal - The city of Manaus, on the banks of the mighty Amazon River, has a lot to offer and Fernanda is taken on an unforgettable boat trip to truly discover the remoteness of Amazonia. She experiences magical moments with baby dolphins, a three-toed sloth, capuchin monkeys and an anaconda. She is then treated to a tribal feast and heads deeper into the forest to see the endangered pink river dolphins or botos. Heading north, Fernanda stops in at Natal. She meets a salt-of-the-earth fi...
April 2014

April 25, 2014

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In the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, This is Brazil! showcases the vibrant colour and culture of the 12 Brazilian capital cities that will play host to one of the most highly anticipated and exciting sporting events in the world.
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