Rio De Janeiro

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Description A narrated travelogue addressed to viewers in the U.S., with admiration for the beauty of the city of Rio De Janeiro emphasizing modernization of architecture, government, commerce, arts and sciences. "Presents scenic pictures of Rio de Janeiro, city of contrasts. Balances the natural splendors of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay with a railroad tunnel skyscraper, the Rio Philharmonic Orchestra, night clubs, and modern schools of research. Depicts finally the omnipresence of religion among the people as symbolized by the statue of Christ overlooking the city" (U.S. Government Films, U.S. Office of Education, 1954, 160). With a tone of boosterism that characterizes the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs films, narration concludes "Rio De Janeiro is a friendly city, a happy city, a scenic wonder of the world."
Creator Office of Strategic Serivces
United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
Date Issued 1945
Spatial Coverage Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Duration 00:16:00
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.