In 1955, Juscelino Kubitschek is elected President of Brazil with a promise to modernize the country. To become the main symbol of his presidential term, he announces a transfer of the nation’s capital, until then in Rio de Janeiro, to a distant and uninhabited place where an entire city will be built in just a Thousand Days.
“Brasilia, A Thousand Days Saga” will tell the story of the construction of iconic modernist Brasilia, today a World Heritage Site, as never dared to before. The historic central plot which covers the political, cultural, architectural and human challenges of this unprecedented venture will be played by fictional characters created from real accounts. From a romanticized and action-filled structure, archival footage and original audio will be added to compose a narrative at the paramount of this epic era in Brazilian history.