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 project in Latin America, Karoline chases her dream of becoming an MC in a place known as the Funk Factory.
The film is an ethno-fiction 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 2014-2015.
Brazil, NTSC, color, 25', 2015
A film by: Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji and Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
Edited by: Leo Fuzer