Friday, February 6, 2009

Favelados - In Animated Form

Brazil's Favelas are well-known. The hillside shanty-towns; marked by narrow, winding paths and stone-buttressed walls are home to millions of Brazil's poor and dispossessed. They are also, like most impacted ghettos, very violent. Focused on youth culture, because you either get out or die young, the Favelas became famous following popular indy movies like "Favela Rising," "City of God," and "Elite Squad," which was a very recent winner at the Berlin Film Festival. Favelados are the residents of Favelas. In any case, I think you'll enjoy the animated video below. It's quite a story.

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