`` Four Days `` September `` By Bruno Barreto

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The development of social conflict and change in certain Latin American countries, like Brazil, has been dependent on culture, race, ethnicity and the social economic divide. According to the social conflict theory by Karl Marx, society is structured in ways to benefit a few at the expense of the majority. Overtime, new interpretations of social inequalities involving Marx’s theory bring about new conflicts that lead to changes within society. The Brazilian society has gone through transitions that have generally moved in the direction of modernization and democracy. The 1998 film, Four Days in September, directed by Bruno Barreto, is formed around the conflicts of an overpowering government that does not enforce social justice laws. The major transition of Brazil’s government is from a dictatorship to a democracy. The film is based on Fernando Gabeira 's memoir O Que É Isso Companheiro, the true story of his involvement in the kidnapping of American ambassador Charles Burke Elbrick as an act of resistance to the military regime in power. (V) The need for a resistant force was due to subsequent suspension of some civil rights in Brazil as well as some arrests and interrogation methods of suspected terrorists of Brazil. If Brazilian civil rights hadn’t been stripped from citizens, causing massive complaints of inequality in society, social conflicts that are caused by inequalities would still exist and social change would be gradual rather than imminent.
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