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At the start of the twentieth century, Brazilian military officer Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon (1865-1958) led what became known as the Rondon Commission in a massive undertaking: the building of telegraph lines connecting the Amazon region and its indigenous peoples with the country’s coastal cities.
Discussions about avant-garde films of the 1920s usually relate to European, Soviet or North-American productions. Films from so-called peripheral countries are rarely ever mentioned in this context. This screening of Limite, made in 1930 by Brazilian director Mário Peixoto and considered a landmark film in the history of Brazil’s avant-garde cinematic history, offers a corrective to this neglect.