Bogan’s "Brazilogy" series to premiere at UMR

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“Brazilogy,” a trio of films including “T-Shirt Cantata,” “The Adventures of the Amazon Queen” and “The Hammock Variations,” will premiere as part of the University of Missouri-Rolla Free Film Festival 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the UMR campus. Produced and directed by Dr. James Bogan, Curator’s Teaching Professor of art and film at UMR, the hour-long films are free and open to the public.

All three films provide a portrait of life in the Amazon. “Each film chronicles the process of creation, whether it’s a T-shirt design, a model boat, a hammock or poem,” Bogan says. “Each features someone making something, and each film is a pretext to show the beautiful people of the Amazon.”

Bogan calls the films “poetic documentaries.”

“They are made out of real-life experiences rendered with concentrated intensity and an awareness of multiple dimensions at the same time,” he says.

For more information of “Brazilogy” or the UMR Free Film Festival series, contact Bogan at or call (573) 341-4755.

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