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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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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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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 »

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

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Ponto do Guerreiro Branco
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Performed by Maria Bethânia
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Music Therapy
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A documentary about a Brazilian band, Afroreggae, which was born as a reaction to the massacre of 21 people by police in retaliation for the murder of four policemen by a drugs gang in a Rio de Janeiro ghetto.

The musical project provides youngsters with an alternative to the life of crime and violence lived by so many as a means of survival. The film also tells the story of Anderson Sa, founder of the band, and if the band's success is miraculous then so too is his recovery from paralysis resulting from a surfing accident. His personal triumph over despair neatly symbolises the Favela band's success against the odds.

An inspirational film.


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