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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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The uncredited musician who appears teaching Anderson and the other AfroReggae members how to play percussion instruments, and who is responsible for conceiving the very basis of the AfroReggae band sound is Marcos Suzano. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Song of the Black Lizzard
Performed by Pink Martini
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Romanticized favela life
7 April 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Documentary content: Amazing man, amazing movement he started, amazing stories- most of them yet to be really told.

Celluloid treatment: Nike Ad. Sorry, ain't got nothing else to say about this but that you can say all you want about the dire circumstances in the favelas, but... if you attempt to support that claim with flashy and romanticized images and camera-work of that life, the humbleness necessary to show this life as an outsider filmmaker goes out the window. And with that goes the legitimacy of the narrative. Besides that, the time-space continuum in the film is all off, and I'm not necessarily against that in films as a tool, but here it serves only to confuse the viewer into wondering what was said when; thus leading me to the question: is this a documentary or a docudrama?

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