Posts tagged ‘film’
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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The Mathare Youth Film Festival is the first of its kind in Kenya. MYFF is a youth film competition, but apart from the daily screenings, MYFF will also be a five day workshop, where youth from the Nairobi slums will be taught the essentials of filmmaking.
A key idea in MYFF is to screen films about slum/underdeveloped areas around the globe – from Indian slum suburbs and Mongolian ger camps to Brazilian Favelas and South African townships. The diversity and similarities of the films will shed some light on what life is like being young and living in a slum or underdeveloped area in 2012. The vision is to paint a more updated and less bleak picture of the lives of young people coping, enjoying and living in the slums of the world. For more information: http://myff.atspace.tv/
This is a call for submissions of films shot around or in a slum across the world. Feel free to get in touch with Andreas Juul Johansen: andreasjuuljohansen [at] @gmail.com for more information.