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Favela Rising documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is 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.
At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever.
ViewChange: Stories Powering Progress
Stories are powerful. They teach us lessons and shape our values. A good story can inspire people everywhere to think, to start conversations, and to take action. These films, from Link TV's ViewChange.org, bring the timeless power of storytelling to a modern and critical mission: fighting poverty, hunger, and disease around the world.
ViewChange.org is a ground-breaking multimedia website that's built to connect you to the world of global development. And now, we're bringing ViewChange and its stories to life on your television. Catch five-minute shorts, feature-length documentaries, and everything in between in this unique and inspiring series that proves storytelling really can change the world.