Felippe Schultz Mussel / 80’ / 2012 / Brasil

Direction: Felippe Schultz Mussel
Production: Angelo Defanti, Barbara Defanti, Felippe Schultz Mussel e Maria Flor Brazil (Sobretudo Produção)
Editing: Felippe Schultz Mussel
Cinematography: Pedro Urano, André Lavaquial, Rodrigo Graciosa, Tiago Lima
Sound: Felippe Schultz Mussel

The social problems of the favelas or slums of Rio de Janeiro are know worldwide, but these places have surprisingly become the city’s most appealing touristic scene. Following the excursions through the Favela da Rocinha, this documentary tries to find the desires and the images that help turn those places into the most popular destinations in Rio in a market that is constantly producing new symbols and values and being updated due to the high demand.

FELIPPE SCHULTS MUSSEL is a documentary filmmaker, sound engineer and professor. He is Doctor of Film and Audio-visual Studies from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFF) and has been the coordinator of the documentary filmmaking course at the International Academy of Cinema (AIC-Rio). He directed the documentary feature Em busca de um lugar comum (2012), following the favela tours in Rio de Janeiro, which was showed in over 20 festivals in Brazil and abroad. In 2014, together with Maria Augusta Ramos, he scripted and co-directed Ritos, an episode of the documentary series A Copa do Mundo passou por aqui. He is responsible for more than 30 Brazilian films produced in the last decade and has won the best sound award at the Festival de Brasília twice.