Rhythms of Resistance
Rhythms of Resistance is a Student Film by Jason O'Hara, a Canadian filmmaker. The story is located in Rio de Janeiro that prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics: the city introduces a controversial new policing program in the slums (favelas). Shortly after the police invade the favela of Cantagalo, lifetime resident and acclaimed samba composer is gunned down by the UPP and nearly dies. As Cathola recuperates, his samba composition wins the championships and is selected to be performed at Rio's most prestigious Carnaval parade. Cathola's story mixes together the intimate personal stories of other artists who are resisting against police brutality and the social exclusion through their music and performance art. The film is a new submission to ÉCU 2014.
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