The University of Illinois

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Concert Jazz Band & Lívia Nestrovski: The Music of Milton Nascimento

April 7th, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

MOSTRA VI: Brazilian Film Series

November 10th, 2015 - 5:00 PM
O Tempo e o vento (Time and the Wind)
Director: Jaime Monjardim
115 min | Drama | 2013

GSLIS Building - Room 126
501 E Daniel Street, Champaign IL
The event is free and open to the public

Gilberto Gil: Music and Culture in Brasil

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 5:00PM
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Admission is FREE
Sponsored by: The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Center for Historical Interpretation and the Department of History

With more than 50 albums to his credit, Gilberto Gil is an ambassador for music that ranges from the baião of Northeastern Brazil to reggae, psychedelia, bossa nova, electronica, samba, and rock. He was fundamental in Tropicália's development and spread in the 1960s, and he continues to be a force both in politics and musical innovation. A multiple Grammy award winner, he has served as Brazil's Minister of Culture and as a UNESCO Artist for Peace.

Mostra V

November 1-14, 2014 Mostra V - Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, Indianapolis, Madison
MOSTRA is the hallmark project of the Chicago-São Paulo Chapter of Partners of the Americas, a volunteer organization founded by John F. Kennedy in 1963, fostering international volunteer partnerships between people and organizations for almost 50 years. The Chicago-São Paulo Chapter will present MOSTRA V: Brazilian Film Series, on November 1-14, 2014. This is the fifth year for MOSTRA and it is becoming the hottest free ticket in town!

MOSTRA V: Brazilian Film Series opens on November 1st at Columbia College, with film screenings hosted by other major colleges and universities in the Midwest. These include; University of Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, Marian University, Northeastern Illinois University , Loyola University at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia College Chicago, Facets Multi-Media, and The Old Town School of Folk Music. The movies to be screened include; feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations. The current line-up is available at

MOSTRA captures both historic and current Brazilian culture, seen through these films, produced by a highly vibrant film industry. Partners of the Americas' Chicago-São Paulo Chapter, brings this incredible film series to its audiences, through the generous sponsorship of The Brazilian Consulate of Chicago, United Airlines, many of the higher academic institutions in Illinois, private companies and individual donors.

Most screenings in this series will include a Q & A session with Brazilian directors, producers, or critics, who will answer the deeper questions about history, thematic content and artistic intent. Paulo Thiago, an award-winning director (5X Favelas) & guest of MOSTRA II, said, "A great aspect of this film series is that it inserts Brazilian films in the universities. For us (directors), the experience of taking the cinema to the classroom is an opportunity to eternalize the film."

For more information on the event, and to see previous media coverage, visit MOSTRA on the web at,, or Partners of The Americas, located in Washington, D.C. can be found at

**Most screenings are free and open to the public, except for our Opening and Closing Nights, which are fundraising events.**

About Mostra:
Mostra means, "To show or demonstrate" in Portuguese. "MOSTRA provides a unique opportunity for us to develop a better understanding of Brazilian art and culture. We also want to introduce Brazilian cinema to those who have not yet had a chance to watch our films and learn about Brazil through the big screen," said Ariani Friedl, MOSTRA's founder and director. "It is our goal to highlight the importance of Brazilian cinema in the Americas. Our guests can visit Brazil and never leave their theater seats."

Lemann Institute Distinguished Alumnus Lecturer

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies - UIUC in a Partnership Between The Master of Science in Policy Economics Program of the Department of Economics - UIUC & The Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago Presents:

Alexandre Tombini, President, Central Bank of Brazil

Alexandre Antônio Tombini is a Brazilian economist and current President of the Central Bank of Brazil. He holds a Bachelor’s in Economics at the Universidade de Brasília, Brazil and a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

February 21st, 2013 at Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Half Ballroom East

Distinguished Lectures about Brazil