7pm Thursday, February 17, 2011. Favela Rising. Co-directors Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary's acclaimed documentary charts the growth of Rio de Janeiro's AfroReggae movement, a grassroots effort to combat the soul-crushing oppression of the city's most notorious slum. Led by former dealer Anderson Sa, the nonviolent program celebrates Afro-Brazilian culture, drawing on hip-hop music and dance to create a community of peace ruled neither by the drug armies or the corrupt cops. Won over 25 international festival awards and was short-listed for an Oscar. Location: Room 1, 15th Street Meeting House, 15 Rutherford Place.
This film is part of the Courage vs. Violence Film and Discussion Series