5x Favela is composed of five short films all written, directed, and acted by promising artists from the favelas of Brazil’s Rio. It is part of the project ImageNation: Celebrate Brazil.
The culmination of a years-long project to cultivate talented young filmmakers from the favelas (slums), 5x Favela’s well-crafted episodes offer a rare glimpse of the dynamic culture emerging from these communities, debunking the popular myth that favelas are merely hotbeds of drugs and violence.
Multiple Directors. 96 min. Brazil, 2010. Portuguese with English subtitles.
5x Favela includes:
Source of Income (Manaíra Carneiro, Wagner Novais)
Rice and Beans (Cacau Amaral, Rodrigo Felha)
Concert for Violin (Luciano Vidigal)
Let It Fly (Cadu Barcellos)
Let There Be Light (Luciana Bezerra)
For more info, check http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/5x-favela-now-by-ourselves
Sarah Taylor, our event host, will be at the ticket office before the movie starts. When it is finished you will meet at the ticket office again to go out for a coffee and discuss about the movie - or anything else.