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Cinema Politica is committed to supporting alternative, independent, and radical political film and video, and the artists who dare to devote time, passion and resources to telling stories from the margins. We program works that feature under-represented subjects and tell stories which confront and challenge conventional fiction and documentary narratives.
Rhythms of Resistance
Directed by Jason O'Hara ∙ 2015 ∙ Canada - Brazil
Rio de Janeiro introduces a controversial policing program (UPP) in the favelas. The Police murder two young boys in cold blood, another officer protests, disappears, and is found murdered hours later. Artists in the communities resist against police brutality and social exclusion through their music and performance art, questioning the rhetoric of pacification and to what extent the UPPs are intensifying the criminalization of poverty.