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Favela Rising
     

Favela Rising

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Director: Matt Mochary, Jeff Zimbalist

Cast: Anderson Sa, Jose Junior

 
This documentary follows one man's efforts to better his own life and the community he calls home. Anderson Sa grew up in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro (known locally as "favelas"), where drug dealing, gangs, corrupt police officials, and violence were a common part of daily life. However, Sa came to realize that the life he was living was a dead end, and gave up

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This documentary follows one man's efforts to better his own life and the community he calls home. Anderson Sa grew up in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro (known locally as "favelas"), where drug dealing, gangs, corrupt police officials, and violence were a common part of daily life. However, Sa came to realize that the life he was living was a dead end, and gave up selling drugs and gang life to become a community activist. Sa also had musical talent, as did a handful of like-minded friends, and together they began fusing the energy and immediacy of hip-hop with the hypnotic grooves of reggae, creating a new sound called afro-reggae in the process. Favela Rising follows Sa and his comrades as they share the story of his violent past, his vision of a better future for the favelas of Brazil, and the crucial message behind their music.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2007
UPC:
0876964002455
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Red Envelope (Mag400
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:22:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Favela Rising
1. The Brazilian Bosnia [10:28]
2. Vigario Massacre [7:08]
3. The Shiva Effect [8:28]
4. New Role Models [3:11]
5. Fighting Corruption [6:23]
6. I Have Changed [7:36]
7. Voice of the Community [8:13]
8. Expanding the Movement [5:19]
9. Lucas Invasion [9:02]
10. Immobile [6:15]
11. A Miracle [7:20]
12. End Credits [2:24]

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Favela Rising 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This captivating documentary of Anderson Sa's vision of a better future for his community delivers a heroic and inspiring message for ALL communities around the world! Overlooking a tropical paradise of wealth and beauty, the murder and violence of Rio's favelas (mainly drug related) is a stark, mind-boggling contrast. Due to some violent scenes I suggest previewing it before showing it to children under 14. You won't want to miss this amazing story of man pulling himself and the youth of his community out from the depths of their hellish pit to a life filled with hope, purpose, and a future.