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Documentary "Lift!”. Photo: Disclosure.

Rio Festival 2015 Displays documentary "Lift!”

Produced by Canal Futura in partnership with the Operating Mode and Embaúba, filme foi
winner of the 5th pitching DOC Future

From 1 to 14 October, o Festival do Rio exibirá o documentário “Levante!”, winner of the 5th pitching DOC Future. Inserido na mostra Fronteiras, o filme é uma produção do Canal Futura em parceria com a Modo Operante e Embaúba Produções, com direção dos cineastas Susanna Lira e Barney Lankester-Owen. From the recent phenomenon of the use of new technologies as communication and mobilization tools, o documentário “Levante!” mostra como Smartphones, tablets and drones tornaram-se protagonistas de movimentos sociais e políticos ao redor do globo.

"Levantes" no Brasil, Mexico, Hong Kong and Gaza Strip were recorded collaboratively and, along 52 minutes, o espectador acompanha os bastidores de ações ocorridas em 2014: the strike coverage Comlurb employees (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company), in Rio de Janeiro, made by Ninja Media, in February; the "revolution of umbrellas", amplified by the records of drones, in the streets of Hong Kong, for the sake of political freedom on the island, in September; the mobilization of millions of Mexicans around the disappearance of 43 students in the region Ayotzinapa, in October; and the disclosure of conflicts in the Gaza Strip by two Palestinian via social networks.

Inspired by the documentary, Futura created the application “Lift-se!”, that maps social movements around the world. The app is free and is now available for download at the Apple Store.

More information on schedules and exhibition rooms are available at www.festivaldorio.com.br/br/filmes/levante.

Pitching DOC. Future

The "Lift" won the 5th pitching DOC Future. Since 2010, the pitching Doc. Future calls, every year, Brazilian producers to present documentary that embryonic projects, somehow, human rights related. With this initiative, the Future Search coproduzir documentaries that have an edgier look on these subjects, with good stories.

In 2014, "Back", pitching winner 2013, which followed four days in the life of four inmates in Rio de Janeiro during the temporary exit at Christmas, It was a finalist for the International Emmy, after winning several other awards. Coproduzido hair Canal Futura, the film played the first documentary category with Swedish productions, South Korea and the United Kingdom. The film can be watched online at www.futura.org.br/de-volta/.

The documentaries have participated, also, festivals within and outside the country. With the television version, from 52 minutes, the productions include an extended version, in feature length format.

De Susanna Lira, Barney Lankester-Owen

06/10 – Estação NET Ipanema 1 – 21h
09/10 – C. C. Federal Justice 1 – 19h
11/10 - to Cinemateca MAM - 16h
14/10 – C. C. Federal Justice 2 - 17h

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