DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

THIS IS BATE BOLA

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro during its world famous Carnival, far from the beach and the tourists, there is a contest between neighbourhoods. A love letter to Brazil in all of its beauty and all of its pain, this old world face-off is a joyous celebration and battle cry from the heart of Rio’s forgotten neighbourhoods. This is the Rio Carnival that you have never seen before. This is Bate Bola.

Documentary • United States

Tickets available for this show in the following showcases:

Showcase 11

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