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A doctor enters a Brazilian prison to prevent AIDS and discovers the harsh reality of inmates' lives.


Why watch this film?

One of the great films of national cinema, giving name and voice to the stories of countless inmates from Carandiru. The movie opens our eyes to various issues, but the main one is that our current prison system is not a solution - it's only part of the problem. Watch it, but be warned: reality can be uncomfortable.



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Plot summary

Film based on real life experiences of doctor Drauzio Varella inside dreadful State penitentiary Carandiru, in São Paulo, Brazil, while he was doing a social work of Aids prevention. There he found hundreds of convicts living under degrading conditions.

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