Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Teaser of the three documentaries of the Shooting Poverty project

The Shooting Poverty movies are going to be launched in October, but meanwhile you can enjoy the trailer.
Hope you like it!

Friday, September 17, 2010


After some weeks of pre-production and seven days shooting in many favelas and other places in Rio, Grosso Calibre is now in the editing room. The material we got is really good! We all are very happy with the photography. Thiago Facina, our DP, did such a great work!!
The point now is to take the amazing from the excellent out of so many hours of images shot and transform this into a movie no longer than fifteen minutes. Definitely, it is a hard work to be done!
We are very proud and looking forward to show you the results. Stay tuned!

Photo: Thiago Vieira, Nely Coelho, Guilherme Arruda, Lucas Gath, Ludmila Curi and Thiago Facina.
(We all are sorry that our dear Gian Ciminelli could not be in the pic above.)

Gian Ciminelli, the audio guy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Grosso Calibre is a documentary that uses forbidden funk music (funk proibido) to address the impact of arms on the violent environment in Complexo do Alemão, a huge group of favelas in the northern part (Zona Norte) of Rio de Janeiro. Mc Smith, a funk music star of the community, provides the voice and music that runs like a thread through the film. He shows how people live amid the fighting between the heavily armed traffickers and a police often accused of generalized human rights violation. The aim is to look closely at the social damages caused by the banalization of the massive presence of high-caliber weapons in these people's lives. Due to this situation Grosso Calibre suggests the necessity of an international arms trade treaty to solve this problem.
photo: Thiago Vieira, Ludmila Curi and Guilherme Arruda