Seven Wonders of Brazil
Robert Beckford takes a journey into the heart of Brazil, a country where football is worshipped like a national cult, but Brazil has another much older religion. One that has existed since the country was colonised by the Portuguese almost 500 years ago.
Brazilian Christianity is a mixture of influences - there is song and dance, African beliefs, indigenous Indian beliefs, and the folk Catholicism of the southern Europeans.
Robert explores the incredible spiritual diversity of Brazil by travelling to seven wonders. From the spectacular and iconic Christ the redeemer statue to the samba beat of the carnival, at each wonder, Robert looks at a key ingredient that makes up the melting pot that is Brazilian Christianity.
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|Executive Producer||David Batty|