Film – TEN CITIES Screening Series: Favela On Blast, Mar. 20 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

March 14, 2014 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

ten cities
Directed by Diplo and Leandro HBL, Favela On Blast (2008, 75 min)

Date & time: Thursday 20th March, 2014 at 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Admission: Free of charge

For 20 years, a subculture has grown under society’s radar in the hills of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the culture surrounding “Funk Carioca”, a musical rhythm which mixes American electronic funk sounds of the 1980s with all the diverse influences of Brazilian music. “Funk Carioca” or “Baile Funk” is one of the most interesting musical movements in the world, but it comes from what is at times one of the most violent and poorest places in the world: the slums of Rio de Janeiro (favelas). This documentary tells stories of sex, love, poverty, and pride among Rio’s marginalized people. It’s a film that’s fast, heavy, and violent like the city itself.

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