Journalism and Newspaper Media History in Brazil in WWII

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Brazil Gets the News is a highly fictitious World War II Propaganda piece that insists Brazil’s media was as free and unrestricted as America’s, as well as other dubious claims. Brazil was being courted by the United States for help in World War II, and this film was a part of that effort. The footage itself, propaganda aside, is full of fantastic shots of historic printing presses and other newspaper production machinery. Other ludicrous claims, like how Sao Paulo is the Detroit of Brazil, make this historical film engrossingly antiquated. Brazil Gets the News is a superb vintage video for several reasons.

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