A couple of nights ago I was listening to samba and met some Amazonians who invited me to go to São Cristóvão. Not knowing where it was or where they wanted to take me, I quickly accepted my offer. The next thing I know I am on a bus headed towards Centro to a dark place with nothing around me. The bus stops and everyone … Continue reading Feria Nordestino….Forro for Lovers
The popcorn stands in Rio de Janeiro personally are so beautiful at night. So I thought I’d start filming them as an ode to Pipoca. Continue reading Pipoca Poetica
What is slacklining? Slacklining: is a practice in balance that typically uses nylon webbing tensioned between two anchor points. Slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut (although it is still under some tension); it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline. The line’s tension can be adjusted to suit the user and … Continue reading Slacklining Revolution
Due to the ongoing drug war, it has been noted that taking photographs of the community Nova Holanda, Mare is highly prohibited. Even as I attempted to film a little from a van, whose windows were completely tinted, the driver suggested it would be best to maybe just film the drug addicts on the side of the highway and not into the community. The community … Continue reading What is restricted?
Sundays in Brazil happen to be the biggest beach day of the week. Everyone and their mother goes down to the shore to get in some sun, drink agua de coco, and play in the waves. Between Copacabana and Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro lies a rock called Arpoador. It is famous for its sunsets because you can see coastline, favelas and the Cristo … Continue reading Arpoador, Ipanema
Vista from Luta Pela Paz of Complexo da Maré I am New School graduate student studying international affairs and media working on a youth media project in Complexo da Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In collaboration with the NGO Luta Pela Paz, I, along with 4 other graduate students will be working in Nova Holanda, Maré, with 10 young adults ages 12-17 making personal film-based narratives centered … Continue reading Hello world!