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The Passion of Pernambuco


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Written and narrated by Patrick O'Donovan
The remarkable story of how 500 peasant farmers in the harsh north east of Brazil gave up their life on the land to build a living replica of Jerusalem as it was 2,000 years ago. Now they dedicate their lives almost entirely to a spectacular yearly six-day recreation of Christ's Passion. Forty thousand people from all over Brazil come to take part rather than watch; but it is more than a theatrical experience which moves some of its participants to grief.
Film editor PADDY WILSON Producer BOB SAUNDERS (R)


Unknown: Patrick O'Donovan
Editor: Paddy Wilson
Producer: Bob Saunders
Jesus: Carlos Reis
Mary: Diva Mendonca
Herod/Judas: Ednaldo Lucena
Pilate: José Pimental

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The Passion of Pernambuco

BBC Two England, 16 April 1987 15.03

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