Brazil With Michael Palin

June 2014

The Deep South

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On the final leg of his journey, Palin starts in the picture-perfect town of Parati, where he meets with Prince João de Bragança, heir to the defunct throne of Brazil. In Embraer and Sao Paolo, Palin meets some of Brazil’s successful politicians, heads of business and TV soap stars, who all have mixed opinions on Brazil’s future.

The Road to Rio

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Palin visits the source of Brazil’s great mineral wealth — the state of Minas Gerais and its giant mines and meets some ordinary Brazilians dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the state. Then he’s off to Rio de Janeiro, host of the next Olympics and World Cup; a party town, blighted by drugs and gang violence. Palin learns how the authorities hope to bring the favelas back into the city.

The Road to Rio - Preview Clip

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Head to Rio with Palin to learn about the vibrant city that will host next Olympics and World Cup.

The Deep South - Preview Clip

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See what Brazil has to offer the world as it takes its place as a potential new superpower.

Into Amazonia - Preview Clip

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Travel with Palin on rivers through the very heart of Amazonia.

Out of Africa - Preview Clip

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Join Palin as he visits vaqueros, learns to drum and cook Bahian-style and studies capoeira moves.

Into Amazonia

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Palin travels on several rivers through the very heart of Amazonia. He meet the Yanomami tribe, visits the magnificent Manaus Opera House and samples some exotic Amazonian foods in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon. Traveling southward to the upper reaches of the Xingu River, Palin is welcomed to the Wauja tribe, one of the most colorful of all the Brazilian indigenous peoples.

Out of Africa

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Michael Palin’s Brazilian odyssey begins in the northeast, where modern Brazil was born. He starts in the city of Sao Luis before traveling down the coast to Recife and Salvador, dropping in on the vaqueros — Brazilian cowboys — who work on vast cattle ranches. His travels also take him south to the stunning coastal lagoons of the Lencois Maranhenses national park.
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