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5 X Favela, Agora Por Nós Mesmos (5 X Favela, Now By Ourselves) (2010)

A film directed by Cacau Amaral, Cadu Barcellos , Luciana Bezerra, Manaíra Carneiro, Rodrigo Felha, Wagner Novais, and Luciano Vidigal

Wednesday, March 02, 2011
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall 1409
Los Angeles, CA 90095


5 X FAVELA is composed of five short films written, directed, and acted by favela (slum) residents from Rio de Janeiro. Each film offers a rare glimpse at the different aspects of day-to-day life in the favela communities. The five independent narratives are a result of a years-long project to cultivate talented young filmmakers from the favelas of Rio by granting them access to production resources and training from top Brazilian filmmakers.

Source of Income, Rice and Beans, Concert for Violin, Let it Fly, and Let There be Light, are both comic and tragic, and steer away from the stereotypes of violence, which are generally employed to represent life in these communities. 5 X Favela, Now For Ourselves reflects the voice and point of view of the youth living (and growing up) in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.


In Portuguese with English subtitles. Parking information: the closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $10) by stopping at the Information & Parking booths. The closest booth to Lot #3 is located in Hilgard and Westholme Ave. Parking Pay Stations : Simply drive to the nearest self-service Pay Station location found in lots and structures throughout campus. Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space or Pay and Display directions. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). For driving directions, please use the interactive UCLA Campus Map.

Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: 5x-favela2-of-vnw.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies, Consulate General of Brazil - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF)

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