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Warrior of Light


Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Monika Treut follows up on her 1999 opus Gendernauts with this look at Brazilian socialite-turned-activist Yvonne Bezerra de Mello. The wife of Alvaro Bezerra de Mello, a scion from a wealthy hotel-owning family, Yvonne lived in the very lap of luxury. She spent her time sculpting, writing, caring for her children, and practicing her equestrian skills. Then in 1993, her life changed when she heard about eight street kids executed by the Brazilian secret police. She quickly...more

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