DOCUMENTARISTAS :  PATRICE  BARRAT - JON ALPERT -  DANIEL A. RUBIO - PIERRE PEIROT -                                                                   RICHIE COGAN - LUCIANA BURLAMAQUI  - JAVIER MUTIN.

A group of documentary filmmakers supporting a Brazilian worker.

 

 

Discharged in 1998, Geraldo de Sousa lost his job at the Ford Factory (Ford Motors) in São Paulo, Brazil. A paradoxical situation as the company accumulated massive profits.

 

Trying to understand why he lost his job, Geraldo investigates and plunges into the heart of globalization. Geraldo asks the questions and a group of filmmakers start to search for answers.

 

In this research that lasts for more than 10 years, Geraldo understands that in times of globalization, markets are all connected and the flow of capital has no borders. However, work is limited, he understands how corruption works and it's impact on a country's development.

 

Today Geraldo lives in a different country, where democracy is co-opted by economic agents; while the biggest corruption scandal ever keep businessmen, political leaders and public officials arrested or investigated.

 

Brazilian democracy is in jeopardy and faces the challenge of a new election in 2018.

 

Geraldo now thinks about the future of his children and Brazil.

 

An unprecedented project that in 2018 completes 20 years.

 

A new episode

GERALDO`S SAGA

 20 years in the life of a metallurgical worker 

A new Episode

Geraldo: Today's Story : 2017

   20 years in the life of a metallurgical worker 

In 2017, Geraldo retired from the Ford Factory (Ford Motors) where he worked as a mechanic for more than 20 years. He now enjoys the labor benefits earned by workers in the last 50 years. His children Matheus and Eve, who in the first documentary were 10 and 12 years old, are now adults. Geraldo dreams of a country house in his home-state Minas Gerais. But today the reality is different from the economic prosperity of the 2000’s, when globalized world was at its height.

 

 Public administration is co-opted by economic agents,

 

 politicians, businessmen and public agents are submerged in allegations of corruption in various corners of the planet.

 

 

In Brazil, the largest corruption investigation -   named “Car Wash" - has a large number of businessmen, politicians and public agents in jail or under investigation.

 

With the democratic system in jeopardy, populist and liberal governments are threatening the already conquered labor rights.

 

In this film we cover the last 20 years of the socio-political history of Brazil through the life of a metallurgical worker.

 

Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, former president who was also a metallurgical worker, left his government to Dilma Rousseff; both from the Workers' Party. Dilma suffered impeachment and an unpopular government drives reforms in social security and labor policies, endangering rights already acquired  by workers like Geraldo de Souza.

 

Geraldo is worried about his children who are now workers. He wants to find ways to ensure the rights of Brazilian workers;

 

What can be done in order to preserve democracy and how to clean up corruption in the Brazilian democratic process that faces a new presidential election in 2018.

Geraldo: 

  Documentaristas vão atrás de respostas 

In this series that began in 1998, a group of documentary filmmakers helped Geraldo understand the challenges of globalization: how markets were connecting , he lost his job because of a crisis on the other side of the planet. Geraldo saw how globalized car manufacturers  accumulated massive profits and on the other hand,  paid low wages on their factories in Mexico and Brazil, affecting workers in the United States.

 

We related how multinational economic agents t co-opted and bribed public and political agents. In 2007 we knew that politicians were been corrupted, but we  could not confirm where the money came from. (said Transparency International)

 

In this series of documentaries, a group of workers, personalities and ordinary people from various places on the planet talked to Geraldo in person or via, video conference, satellite, and Skype, trying to explain to Geraldo about globalized world.

 

Workers from Ford Mortors in United States, Peugeot's in France, Armínio Fraga, Eduardo Suplicy, Joseph Stiglitz, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Luís Maninho, Marcos Mendonça, Directors of Transparency International in Germany, Executives of the IMF and The World Bank, Bankers and African activists struggling against corruption; all talked to Geraldo. 

 

Life goes on and today, Geraldo faces new challenges. And again a group of documentary filmmakers is ready to investigate for him what's going on.

 

 

In 2017, Geraldo retired from the Ford Factory where he worked as a mechanic for more than 20 years. He now enjoys the labor benefits gotten for the struggle by workers in the last 50 years. His children Matheus and Eve, who in the first documentary had 10 and 12, are now adults.

 

Geraldo dreams about a country house in his hometown of Minas Gerais, but after the economic boom of the globalised world in the 2000s, the world today is different; The public administration is co-opted by economic agents; politicians, businessmen and public agents submerged in allegations of corruption in various corners of the planet.

In Brazil, the largest corruption investigation known as "Lava Jato" has entrepreneurs, politicians and public agents in jail or under investigation, with the democratic system in the face of populist and liberal governments that threaten the rights already gotten.

Ignacio Lula da Silva today is former president, Dilma Rouseef who was the continuation of the government of the workers' party suffered impeachment and an unpopular government pushes reforms in the pension and labor reforms that endangers the rights already won by workers like Geraldo de Souza.

We started in 1998,

 and now we will meet Geraldo de Souza again.

 

(2017-2018)

In this film we cover the last 20 years of the socio-political history of Brazil through the life of a metallurgical worker. Geraldo de Souza.

Geraldo is worried about his children who in the first film were 10 and 12 now they are workers,

 

Geraldo wants to know the ways to ensure the rights already won by Brazilian workers and, what to do in order to preserve democracy and clean up the Brazilian democratic process that faces a new presidential election in 2018.

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  • Corruption

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  • Development

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  • Democracy

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  • Labor rights

In this final episode:

Geraldo´s Saga interactions.

 

In this episode Geraldo will meet (online or real encounters):

 

 

 

Geraldo Meet  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva nowadays(2018) – Lula  explain to Geraldo his personal reality about corruption and Democracy.

 

Geraldo meet Dilma Rouseff. How tell the story about the impeachment process and the pressure from companies and barriers to governance.

 

Geraldo meet Eduardo Martinez Cardozo: ( Geraldo meet in 2006) Cardozo was Minister of Justice and Dilma’s defender Rouseef in the Impeachment process in 2016.

 

USA – Lobbies in the Congress  Medicines laboratories, Health system, Obama Care. Trump governance out of the traditional parties.

 

Julian Assange   - In 2008 -  Wikileak reveal  corruption in BNDS givins loans to companies that finance political campaigns Lula, Odebrech, BNDS (state bank)

 

Panama Papers -  Reveals Bank accounts in Fiscal paradises -   Geraldo visit  RedeTV and talk with Panama Papers team of journalist about fiscal paradises and powerful people involved in corruption and money laundry (Rede TV – Brasilians partners of Panama Papers)

 

Geraldo will meet and interact with several anthropologist and social experts world well known:

 

The new challenges for the human race.

Technology, artificial intelligence V/S the future of the work force.

Traditional ideologies in check and a common sense for the future.

Human been above anything, the real search for happiness and solidarity.

Why did Geraldo lose his job?

Effects on employment in times of globalization (TVArte)

 

Life l Geraldo- Offline

The Hard Reality of the Globalized Economy (LIFE-BBC-World)

 

Who gets the Profit?

The Influence of private enterprise on labor relations (TVArtve)

 

Life l The story so far

Do ordinary people share wealth in the globalized world? (LIFE - BBCWorld)

 

Geraldo: Who can I trust?

Corruption - the co-opted democracy (France 5, TNT)

We started in 1998,

and we had been produced five documentaries in this séries

 

(2017-2018)

  Why a new film about Geraldo in 2018?  

Last May, in a conversation with journalist Patrice Barrat (creator of the Madmundo Project), it became  clear the need to produce new work telling the story of Geraldo de Sousa. The last 20 years were of great changes for democracy and workers around the world.

 

 "Yes, it would be super interesting to make a new version of Geraldo's story;

especially how things are in the world nowdays. No one believes in anyone and traditional politicians have been captured by the power of capital from large corporations; new initiatives are really needed; new forms of organization that propose and analyze a new concept and design of "development."

 

We built a society away from essential needs such as solidarity and collective life (the key for democracy) The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of expectations for the role and function of democracy,  people are seeking to return to the essential things.

 

I am an optimist, I think people realize they no longer need a house with 5 rooms to live by themselves ... an expensive car to travel to watch the sunset ... or spectacular costumes to meet good friends and have a good conversation. Geraldo's story portrays exactly what happened in the world. that became slave of monetarism, specially during these past 20 years.

 

We saw Geraldo in the first global crisis that affected the life of thousand of simple citizens, followed by the  beginning of expansion of multinational companies and its influence in the public sector and finally, the cooptation of the public authorities. This is  what happened in Brazil. (And in the world). We, as a society, hav really far away from human essential values and we, as society need to return to the simple life experiences and important and profound principles.

 

Best Regards"

Daniel A. Rubio / Documentarist.

A new episode

GERALDO`S SAGA

 20 years in the life of a metallurgical worker 

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