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Favela rising [videorecording] / Thinkfilm & HBO/Cinemax Documentary films ; Jeff Zimbalist, Matt Mochary ; produced and directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary.

Zimbalist, Jeff (Director, Cinematographer, Producer). Mochary, Matt (Director, Producer, Cinematographer). Green, Kelly Mark (Director, Producer, Cinematographer). Bercovitch, Paul (Musical director). Sá, Anderson (Added Author). Junior, José (Added Author). Nunes, Marcio (Added Author). Azevedo, Andre Luis (Added Author). Ventura, Zuenir (Added Author). Martins, Altair (Added Author). Moraes, Michele (Added Author). Siqueira, Lizietia Carmen (Added Author). AfroReggae (Musical group) (Performer). Force Theory (Musical group) (Composer). Thinkfilm (Firm) (Added Author). HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films (Added Author). Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LMAS-213 (Katz).
Bonus features include Behind the documentary ; AfroReggae music video.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Brazilian Bosnia -- Vigario massacre -- The Shiva effect -- New role models -- Fighting corruption -- I have changed -- Voice of the community -- Expanding the movement -- Lucas invasion -- Immobile -- A miracle.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Jeff Zimbalist ; cinematography, Jeff Zimbalist , Matt Mochary, Kelly Mark Green ; original music, Force Theory ; featured music, AfroReggae ; sound editor, Paul Bercovitch.
Participant or Performer Note:
Anderson Sá ; Jose Junior ; Marcio Nunes ; Andre Luis Azevedo ; Zuenir Ventura ; Altair Martins ; Michele Moraes ; Lizietia Carmen Siqueira.
Summary, etc.:
Documents how former drug-trafficker Anderson Sa, and Jose Junior's Grupo Cultural AfroReggae are working to unite a Rio slum, or favela, against a violent drug industry and police oppression. The Grupo Cultural AfroReggae organization uses music as an instrument of change, to offer an alternative to the drug lords as role models for the children of the favela, and Sa is the lead vocalist for their band, AfroReggae.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital stereo or 5.1; NTSC.
Language Note:
Portuguese with English subtitles.
Subject: Sá, Anderson
Junior, José
Grupo Cultural AfroReggae
AfroReggae (Musical group)
Political activists > Brazil > Rio de Janeiro.
Social movements > Brazil > Rio de Janeiro.
Slums > Brazil > Rio de Janeiro.
Vigário Geral (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) > Social conditions.

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