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Favela Rising

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DVD

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FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police. At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever. Special Features: * Original Theatrical Trailer
Release date NZ
September 13th, 2006
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Director
Language
Portuguese
Length (Minutes)
75
Studio
Subtitles
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
UPC
9322225046863
Product ID
1520406

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