Art and the Street

44 minutes, 2011

Cidade Tiradentes, in the far eastern district of Sao Paulo, place where the city ends, in the words of Daniel Hylario, our narrator. From there, come rhymes, colours, and gestures which mark the space. For the artists of Cidade de Tiradentes their experience of the urban periphery provides both the basis and motivation for their works. These works dialogue with the challenges and dreams of this São Paulo district that grew as the artists themselves grew up. The film follows the life and transformations of street dance, graffiti and rap in this area, which is thought to be the largest social housing complex in Latin America. In this place, marked by exclusion, the population manage their difficulties with their own particular dynamics of sociability, housing and appropriation of territory.

NTSC, color, 44 min, 2011.
Direction, Research and Screenplay: Carolina Caffé and Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji
Montage and Editing Script: Douglas Guedes and Karine Binaux
Cinematography: Rafael Nobre.
Handycam operation and local production: Daniel Hylario
Production: Laboratory of Image and Sound in Anthropology (LISA-USP); Polis Institute and WS productions
Support: Etnodoc - Call of Support of Ethnographic documentaries on Intangible Heritage; FAPESP; Cultural Center of Spain _SP
Research Projects: Sociocultural Cartovideography of Cidade Tiradentes: Realization: Pólis Institute.

"Thematic Project Anthropology of Performance: Drama, Aesthetics and Ritual."
Support: FAPESP.
Thematic project "Experience the movie in Anthropology."
Support: FAPESP.