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The State of the World

State of Exception Jason O'Hara

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Estado de Exceção

In Rio de Janeiro, an indigenous community is threatened with eviction by the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Already living as refugees after their traditional lands were colonized, the marginal favela-dwelling community decided to defend itself by joining forces with other populations excluded from the Brazilian mainstream. For six years, Jason O’Hara followed their struggle. Deftly combining observation and activism, he delivers a powerful document of an issue with relevance far beyond Brazil, as the democratic rights of the weak are wrenched away by an ostensibly inclusive capitalist world. A cri du cœur for minority cultures, State of Exception is also and above all an inspiring story of resistance.

State of Exception

  • Country : Brazil, Canada
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : Portuguese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 89 MIN
  • Cinematography : Jason O'Hara
  • Editing : Katharine Asals, Jason O'Hara
  • Production : Jason O'Hara
  • Music : Edgardo Moreno
  • Sound Design : Edgardo Moreno
Filmography of Jason O'Hara :

Demur (2011)
Rhythms of Resistance (2013)

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