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Favela Rising (2006) - Movie Details

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Documentary
80 min.
Release Date
June 2, 2006 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
March 13, 2007 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
80 minutes
MPAA Rating
Not Rated

"Favela Rising" tells the story of Anderson Sa, a former drug trafficker from Rio de Janeiro's most feared slum, who becomes a social activist and uses music and dance, inspired by the rhythms of his streets, to combat the violence and oppression that have affected generation after generation of impoverished teens. Sa's grassroots Afro-Reggae movement becomes a vital force in unifying a divided city, combating teenage drug armies, and overcoming police corruption. Then, at the... Full synopsis »

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