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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.

Writer:

Jeff Zimbalist

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Cast

Credited cast:
Andre Luis Azevedo Andre Luis Azevedo ... Himself
Jose Junior Jose Junior ... Himself
Michele Moraes Michele Moraes ... Herself
Anderson Sa Anderson Sa ... Himself
Zuenir Ventura 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

10 March 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Afro Reggae See more »

Filming Locations:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Two Escobars (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Da Lama ao Caos
Written by Chico Science and Nação Zumbi
Performed by Chico Science and Nação Zumbi
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28 August 2006 | by circumspectralSee all my reviews

Unlike the previous poster, I liked the celluloid treatment. It looked good, and made the movie that much more enjoyable to watch. To me, it didn't detract at all from the power of the documentary's content. In fact, I felt the slickness of the look allowed me to just lose myself that much more in the content. The previous poster was fair to liken the style to a Nike commercial; it definitely has that look. But for my tastes, it worked really well (and I am far from a fan of Nike commercials).

In my opinion, this is how documentary film-making should be done. I can't wait to see the next installments from these promising filmmakers.


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