Favela On Blast, the directorial film debut from Mad Decent's main man, Diplo, and his partner Leandro HBL, documents a vibrant and innovative musical subculture that has emerged in Brazil's impoverished slums aka favelas. Well beneath the radar of mainstream society for the last 20 years, they have their own language, style and heroes.
An Official Selection of SXSW's Film Festival, Favela On Blast was not an easy feat to complete. Between little funding, unfamiliar territories, and broken translations, the filming proved to be hold harsh obstacles for Diplo and Leandro. The obstructions were overcome however, as the film captures the rarely seen stories of MC's, DJ's, dancers, and cultural producers through the filmmakers' eyes, with memorable appearances from funk superstars Deize, Tigrona, Mr. Catra, and Duda Do Borell.
Watch the trailer for Favela On Blast now.