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Title:   Favela Rising
Director:   Jeff Zimbalist, Matt Mochary
Year:   2005
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   08.02.06

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
08.02.06Alamo Downtown An interesting doc on the favelas (ghettos) of Rio De Janeiro, and how a group of musicians have started an effort to attract kids away from the drug armies and into more constructive groups... it ends up focusing on the main dude that started it (called Afro-reggae).

It's pretty good... but just because the story is so interesting. The photography is.. ok. the editing a bit rough, the story construction average... basically only noteworthy because of the absolute horror going on in the slums of Rio. In that it makes a good companion to both City of God (superior in pretty much every way to this) and the doc that accompanies on that DVD.

Makes me glad I don't live there.

Afterward I stayed for the next show which was a compilation of "forbidden animation" AKA politically incorrect stuff that you don't see much anymore (lots of racial stereotypes, mostly black with some wartime Japanese thrown in; an early Bettie Boop where she sings about how good she is at humping, and a full-on animated porn made in the twenties that was easily the funniest thing of the show).
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