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Favela Rising (2005)

A man emerges from the slums of Rio to lead the nonviolent cultural movement known as Afro-reggae.

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15 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
Andre Luis Azevedo ...
Himself
Jose Junior ...
Himself
Michele Moraes ...
Herself
Anderson Sa ...
Himself
Zuenir Ventura ...
Himself
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A man emerges from the slums of Rio to lead the nonviolent cultural movement known as Afro-reggae.

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Their music fueled a movement. His message fought a war.

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10 March 2006 (UK)  »

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Afro Reggae  »

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A significant part of the archive footage showing police violence was not made at Vigário Geral, but in other areas of Rio de Janeiro, and widely shown on Brazilian TV news programs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 30 for 30: The Two Escobars (2010) See more »

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La Soledad
Performed by Pink Martini
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Moving, Inspiring and beautifully made
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For once a story of hope highlighted over the tragic reality our youth face. Favela Rising draws one into a scary, unsafe and unfair world and shows through beautiful color and moving music how one man and his dedicated friends choose not to accept that world and change it through action and art. An entertaining, interesting, emotional, aesthetically beautiful film. I showed this film to numerous high school students as well who all live in neighborhoods with poverty and and gun violence and they were enamored with Anderson, the protagonist. I recommend this film to all ages over 13 (due to subtitles and some images of death) from all backgrounds.


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