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  • Forgotten boys are forged into suicide bombers in 'Horses of God'

     Forgotten boys are forged into suicide bombers in 'Horses of God'
    In a slum where soccer balls skitter and poverty is deep, coaxing voices lead young men and boys to terror. Talk of God turns to incantations on holy war and the youths, who have been promised martyrdom and paradise, slip on backpacks of crude explosives and march toward the glare of the corrupt city.
  • Review: '7 Boxes' a thrilling Paraguayan crime caper

     Review: '7 Boxes' a thrilling Paraguayan crime caper
    A cat-and-mouse thriller imported from Paraguay, "7 Boxes" evokes the developing-world amorality and senseless crime caper of "City of God," the 2002 Brazilian sensation that earned four Academy Award nominations, including one for Fernando Meirelles'...

    Screenwriters' hard lessons of doing business in Hollywood

     Screenwriters' hard lessons of doing business in Hollywood
    After toiling for years in a series of unsatisfying jobs, Robert Rossil finally hit on an idea that he believed could turn everything around: He would become a Hollywood screenwriter. "I had some downfalls. I thought I had to do something big," said...

    Brazil protests: Cultural tension was clear in 'City of God,' more

    Brazil protests: Cultural tension was clear in 'City of God,' more
    A novelist writes of a Brazilian mega-city where the rich soar in helicopters above the traffic and the squalor. A movie depicts rogue Rio de Janeiro cops who kill and extort money from terrified slum-dwellers. A hip-hopper in the peripheral neighborhoods...