By Julien TEMPLE


Documentary - Completed 2012

Julien Temple will look at the musical, social, political and cultural revolutions that have taken place in Rio since the 1970s. It spans the first Rock in Rio Festival in 1985 and looks at the scene of the country that has gone from being an oppressive military regime to a flourishing democracy.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Musical
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julien TEMPLE
    • Writer(s)
    • Chris PICKARD, Helen BELTRAME
    • Producer(s)
    • Rodrigo LETIER (TvZero), Mike DOWNEY (F&ME), Sam TAYLOR
    • Synopsis
    • Rock in Rio attracted a paying public of 1.4 million people over 10 nights in January 1985 to see top Brazilian and international acts, and which coincided with the exact moment that the military released its grip on power and allowed democratic power to be handed back to the people. Children of the Revolution will take the viewer from Brazil's first difficult blossoming steps towards democracy to the current time when the country is considered one of the most powerful, stable and respected democracies in the world.
      The film will reflect on the social, political, financial, cultural and technical revolutions that have taken place in 1970s to today, a time when the city and Brazil stand on the threshold of hosting two of the world's largest and most prestigious high profile events, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and The Olympic Games in 2016. With the music and celebration of Brazil and Rock In Rio as its sound track, and the festivals of 1985 and 2011 as its bookends, along with the 1970 and 2014 World Cups, Julien will ask if today's young, modern, and cosmopolitan audience can understand and appreciate the part that music played in keeping spirits high during the days of the dictatorship; and that as recently as the 1970s and 80s Brazilian musicians, songwriters and other artists were putting their lives on the line as they used their artistic integrity and verbal skills to protest the social and political injustices of the time. The aim of Children Of the Revolution is not, however, to make a heavy political tome. That is not in the spirit of Rio or Brazil.
    • Partners & financing
    • Ealing Metro International
      F&ME UK