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This is a documentary of truth from the Brazilian waterfront – the true story of the men and women of the port of Rio de Janeiro as it actually happened.
At that time a battle of ideas was raging for control of the ports of the world. In Rio de Janeiro in 1953 two unions, one official and the other unofficial, fought for leadership of the port.
In this struggle two men were bitter enemies – Nelson Marcellino, leader of the official union and head of the baggage warehouse, and Damasio Cardoso, cranedriver and a leader of the unofficial union. Men were armed and went in fear of their lives. Strikes were frequent...
For information on the history behind making the film please read this article entitled “Ordinary Brazilians doing Extraordinary things” written by Luis Puig: iofc.org/frank-buchman-legacy-10
Damasio – Damasio Cardoso
Nair – Nair Cardoso
Nelson – Nelson Marcellino de Carvalho
Odette – Odette de Carvalho
Boxer – Antonio Claudio da Costa
Luiz – Waldemar Rosa de Silveira
Henrique – Henrique Raymundo de Oliveira
Claudio – Claudio de Asevedo Falcao
Marly – Marly Falcao
Judge – Everardo Dias De Motta
Superintendent – Zenith Do Valle Aguiar
Directors – Nelson Marcellino de Carvalho, Otto Lopes Barbosa & Carlos Anselmo
Production – Moral Re-Armament
Writing – Nelson Marcellino de Carvalho, Otto Lopes Barbosa & Carlos Anselmo
Dubbed English dialogue – Robert Tafur
Photography – Edgar Eichhorn
Music – Remo Usai
Sound – Glen Glenn
Golden Berlin Bear Award Nominee – 1960 (Berlin International Film Festival)