Since 2009, this popular Brazilian music documentary series has exposed New York audiences to feature films whose subjects are the luminaries of the Brazilian music world past and present; Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Simonal, Lenine, Tom Zé, Paulinho da Viola, Nana Cayammi, Dzi Croquettes, Martinho da Vila, Maria Bethânia, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Otros Bárbaros, Arnoldo Baptista, Velha Guarda de Portela, and Humberto Teixeira. In addition to portraits of single artists some of the films diverse subjects have been historical moments like the TV festivals of 1967, the language of poetry in Brazilian music and the global influence of Brazilian music.
The Fall 2011 series continues to explore important Brazilian musicians with portraits of two great samba stars. Elza (Izabel Jaguaribe and Ernesto Baldan), an in depth look at Elza Soares, one of Brazil's original samba superstars and É Candeia(Márcia Watzl) about the short life of the Afro-Brazilian artist Candeia, whose struggle for black empowerment crosses through generations.
The 60's and 70's in Brazil are examined in two different documentaries on the period. Samba's Evening (Cély Leal) chronicles the famous musical/political"Samba Evenings" at Teatro Opinião in Rio de Janeiro during Brazil's military dictatorship. The Sons of João, the Admirable New Baiano World (Henrique Dantas) shows the influence of João Gilberto on the the revolutionary musical group Novos Baianos and explores the issues of the time such as counterculture, film, Tropicália and military dictatorship.