New Video: “Dedo na Ferida” from Emicida

By 07 March, 2012

In his newest video, Brazilian rapper Emicida cements his image as a man of the people. “Dedo na Ferida” is dedicated  to the victims of the recent police violence in the favelas of Moinho, Pinheirinho, Cracolândia, Rio dos Macacos, Alcântara, “and all the others that have been devastated by greed.” In the video, Emicida raps his political message over unedited footage of the police presence in Pinheirinho and images of the community’s residents turned refugees.

“Brazil has a history of placing its people against one another and embracing the causes of the elite. Look at the cases of University of São Paulo, favela Moinho, the Quilomboas, the Landless People, and all the people without any place to live… although this portion of the population is huge, the media make people think they are thugs, stoners,” Emicida told MTV Brasil.

“Dedo na Ferida” was produced by Nicolas Prado. The Metalworkers Union of São José dos Campos provided the footage from the police action in Pinheirinho.

“Dedo na Ferida” (Finger in the Wound) is, literally, a Fuck You (Foda-se Você) to São Paulo’s power brokers and Brazil’s elite.

Read more in Portuguese on MTV Brasil.

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