We’re getting ready to head down to BYU this afternoon to hear Gary and Rose Neeleman talk about their recent book Tracks in the Amazon: The Day-to-Day Life of the Workers on the Madeira-Mamore Railroad. Gary Neeleman was a UPI reporter in Brazil for over 30 years. He and his wife Rose remain incredibly connected to Brazil although they currently reside here in the US. I read their book a couple weeks ago in preparation for a documentary project we are beginning–and no it isn’t on Carnival, the World Cup or the Olympics. Rather the film will explore Brazilian foreign policy, border issues, and its relations with its neighbors. The project is in the development stages but we will be posting more as we get up and running.
For all you Brazil enthusiasts, or those will Brazil experience, we’d love to hear from you.Dodge Billingsley