Man's Hope (TV series)

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Date: 1970

Region: South America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Television


Artist: Jorge Amado

Confronting Bodies: Brazilian government

Dates of Action: 1970

Location: Brazil

Description of Artwork:

The Incident: A television program that Amado worked on, called Man's Hope, was banned in 1970. When the Brazilian government asked Amado to submit all of his original manuscripts for prior censorship, he refused and asserted that he would prefer to publish outside of Brazil than kneel to the censor.

Results of Incident: Amado achieved international notoriety.

Source: Censorship, A World Encyclopedia, ed. D. Jones