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Favela Rising (2005)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 10 March 2006 (UK)
A man emerges from the slums of Rio to lead the nonviolent cultural movement known as Afro-reggae.

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Jeff Zimbalist

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Cast

Credited cast:
Andre Luis Azevedo Andre Luis Azevedo ... Himself
José Júnior José Júnior ... Himself (as Jose Junior)
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.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,768, 4 June 2006

Gross USA:

$19,781

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,781
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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

Capa de Revista
Performed by Afroreggae (as AfroReggae)
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Moving, Inspiring and beautifully made
12 January 2007 | by favela-risingSee 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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