Sat, Sep 26 | Zoom Watch Party

Favela Rising Watch Party & Discussion

Favela Rising showcases the positive affects of music on the lives of those who live in the infamous favelas in Brazil.
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Favela Rising Watch Party & Discussion

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Zoom Watch Party

About the Event

Rio de Janeiro’s infamous favelas are the setting of this moving documentary. Focusing more on the sociology than the music per se, Favela Rising exploits the post-City Of God first world fetish for Afro-Brazilian slums culture by following the charismatic Anderson Sa, a reformed street kid who finds in music the power to transform his life and, subsequently, the lives of thousands of other kids who grew up, like him, seeing drug-trafficking as the only viable source of income and respect. Unfortunately, the trite movie scoring doesn’t match the favela aesthetics at all and Anderson’s musical accomplishments and the subculture of baile funk are barely glanced over in favor of grimy stories of drug lords, blood, guns and corrupt police.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5_DnxeEkts&feature=youtu.be

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