Wednesday, January 31: Film Screening of Favela Rising

Q&A with Anderson Sá
ART 1.112, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Favela Rising is an award-winning documentary directed by Matt Mochary and Jeff Zimbalist that chronicles the life story of Anderson Sá, a former drug trafficker turned social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. The film reveals the rise of Sá’s AfroReggae music movement and shows how the music and culture of Brazil’s underclass transform into a catalyst for grassroots social change. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance, Sá rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police.
Anderson Sá will be on hand following the screening to participate in a Q & A session with audience members. Sá will be in Austin from Tuesday, January 30, to Sunday, February 4, for the XXVII Annual ILASSA Student Conference, at which he will deliver the opening address at the Thompson Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1.
Sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the College of Communication. Free and open to the public. For more information visit
www.favelarising.com, or contact Courtney Siegel .

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