- Associated Press - Thursday, September 23, 2010

SAO PAULO (AP) - A movie about the life of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been picked as the country’s candidate in the best foreign film at the Oscars.

“Lula, the Son of Brazil,” shows the trajectory of Brazil’s first working class president, from his poor childhood to his days as a union leader, just before he became one of the most important figures in Brazil’s political history.

The movie is directed by Fabio Barreto.

The final nominees for best foreign film at the Academy Awards will be announced in January.

A commission which includes members of Brazil’s Ministry of Culture and independent filmmakers announced the selection on Thursday.

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