ID STUDIO FILM FIESTA PRESENTS:
CHAIM LITEWSKI’S DOCUMENTARY
CIDADÃO BOILESEN (BRAZIL, 2009)
DECEMBER 7, 2018, 7:30 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
311 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY
Q & A SESSION WITH THE DIRECTOR AFTER THE SCREENING
Special Guest: Journalist CHARLIE LYONS
Refreshments will be served
This fascinating film looks into the life of Henning Albert Boilesen,
a Danish man who became a naturalized Brazilian and rose to the heights of his new country's corporate elite. Famous both in Brazil and honoured back home in Denmark, he was also deeply involved with the military dictatorship —in his spare time he helped torture left-wing radicals who were judged to threaten the government. This investigative biography examines Boilesen's extraordinary life and reveals much about the connections between Brazil's business elite and the dictatorship.
CHAIM LITEWSKI: Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Graduated (B.A., M.A.) at Westminster University (Polytechnic of Central London), London, U.K. Wrote extensively about “Conflict, Propaganda and Film”. Worked at the British Film Institute, Globo Television Network of Brazil, Brazil Public Television. Joined the UN in late 1990, as a news/documentary/current affairs producer. Retired in 2016, after 26 years of service.
CHARLIE LYONS is a multimedia journalist and filmmaker. Prime areas of interest are human rights, environment/ climate change, new technology, and culture. He worked for and with such companies as The United Nations-TV, UN Office of Disarmament Affairs, ABC News, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer/PBS, CBS News, WNET, The Walt Disney Company, UN Women, and ESPN. He has published on The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, New York Newsday, Premiere Magazine, Variety, The Wall Street Journal Online, IndieWire.com, Thompson on Hollywood, Filmmaker Magazine and elsewhere.