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Robert Withers <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 13 Jan 1994 23:27:34 EST
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On Thu, 13 Jan 1994 21:12:27 EST Martin R. Kalfatovic said:
>The Smithsonian Institution Libraries is currently running an exhibition
>entitled, "Tunnels! A Celebration." The exhibition covers the technological
>and social issues involving many types of tunnels.
      Martin, this may be slightly off-topic, but I saw a terrifically funny
and hard-hitting 11 minute film called "Wholes" by Cecilio Neto, a Brazilian
filmmaker from Sao Paulo.  It's about potholes, in a sense, but it's also
about urban crime, ineffectual government, and the decay and decline of
civilization in the great megacities that are metastasizing around the world --
places like Mexico City, Calcutta, Sao Paulo.  Very witty black humor -- it
winds up underground in the sewers with a baby rat telling his mother he saw
an angel -- a bat.
     This was made for a British TV series called "South" -- can't remember if
it was Channel Four or BBC.  The production company is: CN Cine, R. Pedro &
Sourz, Campos F 143, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tel. 55/11/8727895, FAX uses same #.
                                                 Robert
 
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