Lindsey and I watched a Discovery Atlas documentary on Brazil last night and it was excellent. Shows (on Brazil, China, Italy, and Australia) air every Sunday at 10PM MDT. The Atlas series aims to achieve epic coverage of a country while telling personal, individual stories, and it does a fine job. The cinematography, music, and storytelling are top notch.
After living in Brazil for two years as a missionary (1999-2000), I can honestly say the documentary is very faithful to Brazilian culture and its way of life. I even learned a few things to boot (like the Sao Paulo helicopter pilot story. Who knew Sao Paulo had one of the largest helicopter taxi systems in the world…?)!
I miss my friends from Brazil and can’t wait to return some day.