Project CHATEAUBRIAND: The
MAN________Director: Marcos Manhães
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Assis Chateaubriand was born in 1892, in Parahyba, a poor Brazilian
state. Incredible as it seems, he graduated as a lawyer when he was 21 year
old (PhD at 23) but it was as a newsman that he would uncover his real vocation.
frame 1: Sir Assis Chateaubriand turned out to be the most eccentric
Brazilian ambassador to England (photo). He deserved to receive
credentials from Queen Elizabeth II in 1957 for his huge efforts to
increase commercial and cultural interchange in Europe such as the unforgettable
tropical party in a medieval castle in Coberville, France.
frame 2: Flying back to 1947, we see Chateaubriand ordering from RCA
the whole pack of equipment to put on air (photo) the third commercial
Television system in the world-the first in South America-TV
TUPY, which disappeared some years after he died.In the film
"Chateaubriand",actors will play his entire saga, including his dramatic
last years,when he commanded his empire completely parallytic except by one
frame 3: In 1930, Chateaubriand integrated the group of people who
rebelled against old dictatorship and made Getúlio Vargas
(photo) president of Brazil. In 1932, for criticizing Vargas,
he not only lost his news office,but also was arrested and banned.
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