African Diaspora Film Series: Favela Rising | SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts | Film | Hudson Valley; Chronogram


African Diaspora Film Series: Favela Rising

When: Wed., Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m. 2012

The Black Studies program sponsors a screening of the film Favela Rising, which follows Anderson Sá, 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. A panel discussion to follow. Lecture Center 104.

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