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‘I wanted to change sides and shine’ – Rede Brasil Atual

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São Paulo – “I was tired of sitting in front of the television and receiving light. I wanted to change sides and shine. ” Thus, the young filmmaker Cadu Barcellos defined his participation, as director, in one of the episodes of the feature 5x Favela – Now for Ourselves. The 2010 production was designed by Cacá Diegues, a remake of the same work from 1961, when five young middle-class filmmakers climbed up hills in Rio to film 5x Favela. There were Cacá Diegues, Leon Hirszman, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Marcos Farias and Miguel Borges, members of the Popular Culture Center (CPC), of the National Students Union (UNE).

In 2010, Cacá, now
as a producer, selected seven young filmmakers living in communities in the
Rio. The feature film 5x Favela, Now For Ourselves, launched in
that August, has five episodes, like the one in 1961. The difference is that the new
directors are all residents of the locations where they filmed. Among them, Cadu
Barcellos. Cadu was killed in the early hours of Tuesday (10) in Rio de Janeiro, at
34 years, stabbed, after being the victim of assault. “Cadu was murdered
possibly on account of a cell phone, a RioCard (transportation voucher) and a
handful of reais ”, said friend William Oliveira to a TV station.

Cadu Barcellos was an assistant director on the program Greg News, led by Gregório Duvivier, at HBO, and the Back door. Friends created a fundraising campaign to support Cadu’s family, which leaves his wife, Gabi, and their 2-year-old son Bernardo.

Let it fly
Scene of Let it fly, episode directed by Cadu Barcellos

Let it fly

Let it fly is one of the five episode of 5x Favela – Now for Ourselves. The story takes place in Complexo da Maré, where Cadu Barcellos lived. It tells the story of Flávio, who, in order to get his friend’s kite, is forced to go to the “territory” dominated by a rival faction. “That is a great continent with several countries: 16 communities, 170 thousand inhabitants, all factions, police, militias… It is an episode about the unknown, the refugee”, said the young director to the reporter Xandra Stefanel, in the edition 51, of September 2010, the Magazine of Brazil.

For
Cadu, the production was “a milestone” in the history of Brazilian cinematography. “Never
I saw nothing like it. A favela guy talking about his reality in cinema is
revolutionary. In addition, there is the question of the meeting point, because young people
from various communities made ‘everything together and mixed’ really happen and
succeed”.

O
more exciting, for him, is knowing the importance of this for people who
live in the favela. “Living in art in Brazil is very difficult, but it is very cool
see your family, neighbors and friends saying they feel represented
in what I did, in the way of talking, dressing, in the little things. Not that
it happens in soap operas, or in other films. ”

Read the full article by Revista do Brasil about 5x Favela – Now for Ourselves

The new '5x Favela' and the new Brazil - Rede Brasil Atual

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Argentine President contaminated by covid-19 and fulfills isolation

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São Paulo – The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, informed on social media that he tested positive for covid-19, after showing symptoms of the disease. He said he is in isolation and has warned people with whom he has had contact in the past 48 hours. And he also reported that he had 37.3ºC of fever, in addition to feeling a slight headache.

The announcement was made this Saturday (3), the day after Fernández turned 62. “For everyone’s information, I am physically well and, although I wanted to end my birthday without this news, I am also in a good mood,” said the president.

He received the first dose of the vaccine (Sputnik) in January. The second, the following month. “I’m fine, I don’t have any symptoms. Only this fever from yesterday that I reported ”, he declared to the newspaper Clarín. “It is a very complicated virus, and the demonstration is that I got infected, even though I was vaccinated with both doses and with extreme care,” he added.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who received the second dose of the vaccine today, sent a message of support to “Daqui do Brasil I send good energy, hoping for its prompt recovery. May soon overcome this disease to continue caring for the Argentine people. Hugs, mate! ”He wrote.

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