Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Brazilian Color of Destiny stars Guilherme Fontes as a tormented Rio de Janeiro teen. Fontes' family had fled Chile's repressive Pinochet regime, but not before his older brother was tortured and killed by the Chilean police. The boy's cousin Julia Lemmetz arrives in Rio, having herself escaped Chile for political reasons. Drawn to his activist cousin, Fontes joins her at an anti-Pinochet demonstration at the Chilean embassy. The two rebels storm the embassy and dump a can of red paint in the office of one of the diplomats. With this one act of defiance, Fontes is finally able to purge the guilt he's always felt over the death of his brother.
brother, Chile, escape, guilt, political-demonstration, teenagers, totalitarianism