In its native Brazil, Elena broke records, becoming the most-seen documentary of the year; it also sparked a national conversation about some typically taboo topics.
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"Is favelization a patronizing and opportunistic way of portraying the reality of a certain segment of the Brazilian population, fetishizing a space and its inhabitants, to brand products as Brazilian?"
Whether it's because of the exotic music, colorful fashions, or enduring mystique of its inhabitants, there's a fascination with Brazil that has surpassed its political or economic power.
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