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Favela Rising



 
Volume 22
Surrounded by violence, poverty, constant drug wars and police reprisals, Anderson and his friends founded Grupo Cultural AfroReggae to offer through music and dance a creative, pride-filled, joyous alternative to the deadly drug life of the favelas. This astonishing true story, driven by its pulsing Afro-Reggae sound-track, celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the liberating power of art.
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Winner of 24 national and international film festival awards, including Film of the Year from the International Documentary Association, this vibrant, gritty, music-filled documentary tells the inspiring story of Anderson Sá, the heroic leader of a transformative social movement in the slums (favelas) of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro.

On This DVD:
Favela Rising: Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary 2005 (80 minutes)
Heavy Metal Drummer: Luke Morris and Toby MacDonald 2005 (6 minutes)
Let Them Bark: A Portrait of the artist Ragini Upadhyaya: Emma Cott and Adrianne Koteen 2006
(10 minutes)

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  • 2007-09

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