Directors: Guilherme Arruda, 28, Ludmila Curi, 30 and Thiago Vieira, 31
Grosso Calibre takes place in Complexo do Alemão, a huge group of favelas in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro. The documentary looks at MC Smith, a famous artist performing forbidden funk music (funk proibido) to cheering crowds several nights a week. Through MC Smith's music and lyrics this film shows the reality of life for people in the favelas surviving drug fueled gang and police violence.
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