"A puckish encounter with the asymmetric resistance flourishing in Rio de Janeiro's underbelly".
"This year's best short film! Thumbs up for the way Seyfert satirized macho radicalism at the same time as pointing out complex social issues." Bristol Radical Film Festival
Taken aback by Brazil's theater of rough justice, director J. Michael Seyfert delivers a high-minded yet unsettling documedy starring an antagonistic worm, a deliciously visceral character: a quixotic drug dealer, who aside from some cliché-guevarian meandering, comes across as a surprisingly rational, passionate postmodern runaway slave introducing us to his life as a decomposer, the last link in the Brazilian food chain, while dodging the bullets and righteous violence of Rio's militarized police force.
Como "Tropa de Elite" foi uma celebração da violência policial semelhante a um filme de recrutamento de criminosos fascistas, ""Isto Matará Aquilo" é sua antítese - um apelo de uma sociedade esmagada pedindo socorro!
Nothing has changed. For all Havana's crumbling structures and piles of rubble, its disintegrating roads and toxin-belching jalopies, its plethora of armed policemen and sun-bleached billboards espousing their pat, revolutionary slogans, it attracts almost 3 million pink-skinned, camera-toting, snack-munching mojito-swilling tourists each year.
Cuba stands pummeled by an unworkable *ism and a voracious consumer appetite. What began over 50 years ago seems spent, "patriotism or death" are simply not enough. Cubans want real changes like freedom of expression and they can't wait any longer.
Dir. J. Michael Seyfert
Excellent documentary - a cinepobre.com co-production - 2014 re-release. ENGLISH SUB TITLES
Watch this controversial Jamaica documentary co-produced by cinepobre.com / 4th edition
When white women flock to Jamaica for a little fun in the sun, the R&R they're often looking for is not "Rest and Relaxation" but to "Rent a Rasta" according to director J. Michael Seyfert. His eye-opening expose' of the same name sheds light on a barely acknowledged form of sex tourism, namely, white women who visit the Caribbean Islands to get their groove back with the help of black locals. This documentary claims that, each year, as many as 80,000 females from a variety of relatively-wealthy Western nations descend on Jamaica alone.
Revolutionary, drug dealer, drunk? "El Cacho" is the first in a series of short film portraits wherein ordinary people reflect on their grandiose life. (Span. "Retratos Mexicanos: El Cacho") by Latin America based filmmaker J. Michael Seyfert,