Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Favela Rising (2005)

Matt Mochary
Jeff Zimbalist

"One night in a favela, an impoverished barrio on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, an infamous druglord shot and killed four policemen, launching what the favela residents refer to as “The Massacre”: in retaliation, the military police, known for their oppressive corruption, made a sadistic surprise attack on the community and slaughtered 21 of its innocent citizens. Short-listed for this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary, Favela Rising focuses on Anderson Sá, the brother of one of the victims. Instead of seeking revenge by further entrenching himself in drug trafficking—often the only mode of survival for those living in the favelas—he began to wonder how to counteract this cycle of violence. In order to save the youth in his barrio from the grim fate that would most likely await them, Sá began Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, an organization that uses music and dance to rally against the violence and crime that these youth face every day." (82 min)


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Malisha Old 666 said...

Nisam navraćao oko tjedan dana ovdje pa ne znam kada se desio redizajn stranice, ali sada je puno bolje i preglednije. Samo tako. Pozdrav.

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