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

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

Ten Cities Screening Series: Weekender, Feb. 27 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Weekender
Weekender is a feature film by Karl Golden.

Date: February 27, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

About
Situated around 1990 in the UK the film follows the rave scene that has arrived from Ibiza. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20’s and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. It’s everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship.

Part of a series of numerous feature films and documentaries, focusing on different aspects of club and sub-culture around the globe under the Ten Cities Project

February 27, 2014 at 8:14 am Leave a comment


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