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Favela Rising

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:April 24, 2005
Running time:78 minutes
Cast:Jose Junior, Anderson Sa
Director:Jeff Zimbalist, Matt Mochary
Producer:Jeff Zimbalist, Matt Mochary
Distributor:ThinkFilm Inc

Web Site: http://www.favelarising.com/

Description: The dilemma of those who live in Rio's slums and struggle to overcome unbelievable poverty and gang violence seems even more painful since their favelas overlook one of the world's most beautiful beaches. This is the journey of one remarkable individual who emerged from the favelas to create the nonviolent flowering of Afro-Brazilian culture known as Afro-reggae.

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