Brazil's Fishing School

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United States Information Agency; United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
Tells the story of Brazilian President Getúlio Vargas's favorite project, the Marambaia Fishing School, located fifty miles south of Rio de Janeiro on the Bay of Ilha Grande. Illustrates how the unique project trains Brazilian boys in such fishing arts as handling and building small boats, making and repairing nets, and catching many varieties fish from sardines to sharks. Detailed depiction of sardine processing and cannery, and the catching and processing of sharks for various derivative products. Narration addressed to northern audiences emphasizes that learning innovative ideas such as this school are a benefit of U.S. alliance with Brazil.
Bay of Ilha Grande, Brazil
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (14 min., 43 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm 

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