Join Bembé Drum and Dance for a screening of the Academy Award-nominated film "Favela Rising" and a Brazilian drum and dance performance by Bembé Drum and Dance youth, with special guests Samba da Vida! Arrive at 2pm to get your popcorn and a seat! Film to start at 2:30pm and performance to follow at 4pm.
FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.
At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever.