A Vida No Ritmo – Introducing the importance of music in Rio

By 09 May, 2011

A couple of days ago we published an article about Rio Film School, a new project offering aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to learn their trade in Rio de Janeiro. Well, today we are showing the fruits of their last student’s labours in the shape of A Vida No Ritmo, a short film those students produced.

A Vida No Ritmo is a 15-minute sprint through the musical world of Rio de Janeiro, highlighting samba, baile funk, gospel (or soul), afro-reggae and hip-hop, featuring interviews with musicians in various areas of Rio de Janeiro where this music is pronounced. Rather than explain any more though, maybe the best thing to do is to watch the film. Here it is:

The film was directed by students from Rio Film School’s 2010 class, namely Calum Farmer, Desislava Kadra and Hannah Combs, and will be shown in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Rio Film School offer intensive filmmaking courses in Rio de Janeiro, providing the opportunity to learn to direct, edit and shoot in a hands-on environment, with the actual environment involved being Rio de Janeiro, which seems like a pretty good place to learn how to become a filmmaker. Fernando Meirelles, of City of God directing fame, is a big fan of the school, so who are we to argue. You can find out more about Rio Film School on their website or by reading our article on the project.

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