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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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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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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 The Two Escobars (2010) See more »

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Ponto do Guerreiro Branco
(Brazilian Traditional)
Performed by Maria Bethânia
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Romanticized favela life
7 April 2006 | by 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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