Monday, September 13, 2010

Trailer for IMPASSE, movie about Brazil movement for the free pass

This is a documentary about the protests in 2010 against increases in fares of public transport in Florianopolis. City in south of Brazil, state of Santa Catarina. Since 2004, the population of this city goes annually to the streets to express their rejection of any unpopular reform in the transport system.

In 2004 and 2005 the population had met its demand and the price of the bus fare back to the previous one. It took many days fighting to conquer it. Around 7.000 people participated in the demonstrations, blocking streets, occupying Transit department's office also the city council, showing how's absurd to make the people pay for the profit of 4 owners of the private bus companies.

That was only the beginning of the fight for a free public transit. Yuri Gama

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