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Advance Screening: We Don’t Like Samba

We Don’t Like Samba, a short documentary feature, provides footage of and context for the bus-fare and anti-FIFA riots in Brazil over the last fourteen months, along with less well-known but related struggles. The film, by German collective c.i.s./Berlin, features people from multiple sectors of Brazilian society: from middle class students organizing against the bus fare hike in 2013 to favela residents facing evictions justified by the Cup to sanitation workers who won their demands in a pre-World Cup wildcat strike to professors, activists and authors. It also foreshadows potential struggles to come in Brazil, around the 2016 Summer Olympics and beyond. Finished in June, while World Cup protests were still ongoing, the film was shared throughout Brazil during June and July, and had its US premiere at The Base in New York City on August 26.

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