Leon Hirszman (1938–1987)

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One of the most important Brazilian directors of all time, Leon Hirszman is best remembered for the realistic manner of dealing with social and political themes in his works, from documentaries to feature films. His career started with a segment filmed for Cinco vezes Favela (1962) and The Deceased (1965) marked as his first feature film, an ... See full bio »

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São Bernardo Director
Girl of Ipanema Director


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 1996 Bahia de Todos os Sambas (Documentary)
 1990 ABC da Greve (Documentary)
 1987 Imagens do Inconsciente (Documentary)
 1978 Carnaval do Povo (Documentary short)
 1976 Cantos de Trabalho - Cacau (Documentary short)
 1976 Cantos de Trabalho - Cana de Açúcar (Documentary short)
 1976 Partido Alto (Documentary short)
 1976 Que País É Este? (Documentary)
 1975 Cantos de Trabalho - Mutirão (Documentary short)
 1975 Cinema Brasileiro, Mercado Ocupado (Documentary short)
 1973 Ecologia (Documentary short)
 1973 Megalópolis (Documentary short)
 1972 São Bernardo
 1969 América do Sexo (Documentary) (segment "Sexta-Feira da Paixão, Sábado de Aleluia")
 1969 Nelson Cavaquinho (Documentary short)
 1965 The Deceased
 1964 Maioria Absoluta (Documentary short)
 1962 Cinco vezes Favela (segment "Pedreira de São Diogo")
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Father of two girls named Irma (with Norma), Maria (with Liana) and a boy named João Pedro (with Mercedes). See more »

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