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Favela Gay

Project information

Talent Carlos Eduardo Valinoti
Role of participant Executive Producer
Director Rodrigo Felha
Producer Renata Almeida Magalhães & Carlos Diegues
Screenwriter Ana Murgel
Status finished

Production details

Running time 72 min
Genre Documentary
Year of production 2014
Country of Production Brazil
Production Companies
Luz Mágica
Canal Brasil
Website http://www.facebook.com/FavelaGay

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Favela Gay shows the life of the LGBT community in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. There are gay people in slums and gay people in more expensive neighbourhoods, but here the subject is dealt with according to other issues – trafficking, evangelical churches and the neighbourhood. The film also addresses the common issues of homosexuals and transsexuals: homophobia, prejudice, the family's attitude, work and everyday life. Despite the adversities, each character lives a daily life in their community and tells how they reinvented themselves through music, dance, politics and studying.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Iberodocs - Iberoamerican Documentary Film Festival Scotland, Homochrom Cologne LGBT Film Festival, Massimadi Bruxelles, Festival du Cinema Bresilien de Paris