Meet The Filmmakers: Matt Mochary & Jeff Zimbalist
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Location: NY Chapter office: 1375 Broadway (between 37th & 38th) 2103
Reception: 6:30 - 7:00 PM ~ Program: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
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Matt Mochary & Jeff Zimbalist will show their film, "Favela Rising"
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 Sa is a former drug-trafficker who turns 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 war against 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 ’s grassroots AfroReggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever.