I just wrote about the new documentary film from Brazil called Sequestro (Kidnap) and how it being showcased abroad will just lead to more negative images about Brazil. Just after I had hit publish on that post, I came across a good example of another kind of kidnapping of Brazil’s image abroad. The Guardian UK newspaper has a section on learning English for which they publish worksheets for teachers to use in class. The particular worksheet for today is on bulletproofing Brazilian schools and the children learn about Brazil through a negative image. So it seems the teachers are simultaneously grading the students on Brazil while degrading Brazil for the students.
The Guardian Worksheets (click fullscreen)