Inside the mind of Favela Funk
Set in Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious favelas, the underprivileged youth share their perspective on the extremely popular, pornographic favela funk music with respect to their personal (love) lives, situated in a lawless subculture of drug gangs, machismo, violence and sex.
‘Inside the Mind of Favela Funk’ is a documentary about love and relationships in the world of the extremely popular ‘favela funk’: pornographic music from Rio de Janeiro’s deprived neighborhoods. The documentary shows the perspective of the favela youth and aims to find the relation between the favela funk lyrics and their personal, daily (love) lives, dominated by a lawless subculture of drug gangs, violence and sex. ‘Inside the Mind of Favela Funk’ gives an insight in the current Brazilian underground music and its corresponding sexual values, but it also shows a search for faith, hope and love.
The aim of this documentary is to find the relation between the personal, daily (love) lives of our characters and the Favela Funk lyrics, dominated by a lawless subculture. We made the choice to only show the perspective of the favela youth, and not involve outside experts or text cards. Our aim is to give a look inside the lives of favela locals in order to understand more of their realities and backgrounds.