FABRIK FUNK

Direction
Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji e Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
Year of publication
2015
Duration
25 minutos
Synopsis

Karoline is a young woman who wants a more exciting life than her normal routine in a telemarketing centre. In the streets of Cidade Tiradentes, the largest low-income housing development in Latin America, Karoline chases her dream of becoming an MC in a place known as the Funk Factory.

The film is an ethnofiction that explores the universe of Funk, a practice involving music, dance, technology, fashion and consumption that has emerged as one of the most prominent cultural manifestations among Brazilian youths.

Fabrik Funk is the result of a collaboration between anthropologists from the University of São Paulo and the University of Victoria with residents of Cidade Tiradentes working in different ways in the local art scene.

Supported by FAPESP and UVIC, the film was recorded in June and July 2014, in Cidade Tiradentes/SP, and edited between São Paulo/Brazil and Victoria/Canada in 2014 and 2015.

Fact sheet: Brazil / Canada, 25 min, Color, NTSC
Direction: Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji and Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
Production: Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji, Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
Local production: Daniel Hylario
Screenplay: Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Daniel Hylario, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji, Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
Photography: Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji,
Photography (still): Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
Direct sound: Noedy Hechavarria Duharte
Edition: Leo Fuzer
Sound design, original soundtrack and sound post-production: Ewelter Rocha, Mauro Darcio
Color post-production: Ricardo Dionisio
Art (title): Marie-Josée Proulx
Transcript: Davi Costa da Silva
Translation: David Rodgers (English), Carmen Novo (French)
Review: Nick Wees (English), Robert Fournier (French)
Subtitling: Davi Costa da Silva
Research projects: Images and Sound Making: A Comparative and Collaborative Approach to Visual Anthropology (FAPESP-University of Victoria) and A Experiência do Filme na Antropologia (Projeto Temático FAPESP)
Research groups: Grupo de Antropologia Visual (GRAVI-USP), Pesquisas em Antropologia Musical (PAM)
Realization: Laboratório de Imagem e Som em Antropologia da Universidade de São Paulo (LISA-USP)
Support: FAPESP - Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo and University of Victoria