Affonso Segreto was a Brazilian filmmaker.
The Cinématographe, a film camera and projector invented by the Lumière brothers, was first exhibited in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on 8 July 1896, under the name "Omnigrapho". In 1898, Segreto travelled to Europe and purchased a Cinématographe, which he brought back to Brazil, where he began producing his first films. This included potentially the earliest cinematic depiction of Brazil, filmed from the ship at the end of his return voyage in June 1898 as it approached Guanabara Bay.
According to Luke McKernan, Affonso Segreto was an important figure "in the Brazilian film industry in the first decade of the century, when native production dominated the market". Brazilian cinema developed more slowly than in other countries, due to the poor electricity infrastructure.
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