Favela Rising

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Favela Rising
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Matt Mochary
Jeff Zimbalist
Produced by Ravi Anne
Music by Force Theory
Michael Furjanic
Neill Sanford Livingston
Cinematography Kelly Mark Green
Matt Mochary
Jeff Zimbalist
Edited by Jeff Zimbalist
Distributed by HBO/Cinemax Documentary
THINKFilm
VOY Pictures
Release date(s)
Running time 80 minutes
Country Brazil
United States
Language Portuguese

Favela Rising is a 2005 documentary film by American directors Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary. It was produced by Sidetrack Films and VOY Pictures. It debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2005 where it won the award for Best New Documentary Filmmaker for Zimbalist and Mochary. The film's look at life in Brazil's slums won it further awards such as Best Documentary Film from the New York Latino Film Festival and Best Feature Documentary from Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.[1] The film has won over twenty-five international festival awards and was short-listed for an Oscar.

The film focuses on the work of Anderson Sá, a former drug trafficker who establishes the grassroots movement AfroReggae. The group, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae (AfroReggae Cultural Group), was initially intended to draw in adolescents interested in a number of musical genres. These genres include, but are not limited to soul, reggae, rap, and hip-hop. Early on, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae offered a different type of education to the youth it attracted. This education included workshops focusing on dance, recycling, football, percussion, and more. The group aims at using music and education to better the lives of youth and prevent further growth of gangs. Grupo Cultural AfroReggae believes that through education, there is a greater likelihood that adolescents will not get caught up in drugs and gang violence.[2]

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