Wednesday, June 8 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
REMIX-to-RIO is a multi-award winning one hour documentary about young people making a difference. The film follows Canada’s most innovative youth outreach organization, The Remix Project, to the toughest favelas in Rio de Janeiro as they test their revolutionary outreach model on some of today’s most “unreachable” youth.
With like minded organization, Soldiers Never More, as their partner, Remix helps create a program based on their ideas- starting with a recording studio in the neighborhood known as Terra Encantada. (“The Enchanted Land”).
The HUTUZ Hip-Hop Festival, Latin America’s largest hip-hop festival, is also in full swing and sets the scene for the REMIX participants to test their skills.
As their big hip-hop concert approaches the Remixers decide to enlist the help of some young drummers from a local music outreach program in the notoriously violent neighborhood of Vila Aliança. As rehearsals progress an unexpected bond is formed between these little drummers and the Remixers themselves. It is through these enthusiastic new friends that the Remix crew discovers the real challenges and brutal violence facing the youth in Rio today.
Screening followed by Q+A with director Ravi Steve.
Event is free.