Favela Rising (2005)
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A remarkable story of transformation and challenge on several levels, some completely unexpected.
Elevated by fantastic performance footage of Sa and his young protégés singing, dancing and rhythmically banging on cans, plastic bottles or anything else that can be fashioned into a drum -- and a cultural revolution.
A movie that is compelling and moving. It's also an artfully filmed and edited study of a real 'rhythm nation.'
All in all, the movement turned out to be a godsend for Rio natives, but the film is merely a pep rally.
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We're on a documentary run in my film classes and its interesting the liking of good documentaries. This was another one where it shows the hardships of Rio and the jumpiness of the movie didn't hurt it. Just showed two sides of the picture tthat was stratifying. Great Documentary. 8/10
The most inspiring and uplifting documentary of all time. If it had been in English it would of won the Oscar. It was shortlisted by the Academy.
won many festival awards. great documentary on poverty in Brazil and one man's mission to change it.
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