FAVELA ON BLAST

By Leandro HBL, Wesley PENTZ

BANANEIRA FILMES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, USA
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Leandro HBL, Wesley PENTZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Leandro HBL
    • Producer(s)
    • Leandro HBL (Mosquito Video & Design), Vânia CATANI (Bananeira Filmes), Wesley (diplo) PENTZ (Mad Decent)
    • Synopsis
    • The documentary portrays the culture that surroundings of “funk carioca”, musical rhythm that mixes the American electronic funk to the several influences of Brazilian music. The “baile funk” (funk ball) is probably one of the most interesting musical movements in the world, but it certainly comes from one of the most violent and poorest places as well: the slums of Rio de Janeiro city (the “favelas”). This music is the personalization of the raw element. Bombastic rhythms coming from the American Miami Bass, loops and samples are united to powerful rap vocal using Brazilian slang. It is music to be listened to as loudest as possible with the bass sound pumping the tropical nights of Rio de Janeiro.
      The documentary seeks, through interviews, encounters and experiences along with the funkeiros, MCs, DJs, composers, dancers and cultural producers who, coming from the slums (and from the medium classes, sometimes), have produced from the 70’s until now, what it is called today “culture of funk carioca”. By doing that, it tries to figure out an unlikely puzzle of Brazilian popular culture.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2006
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