DC Shorts Film Festival

September 10–19, 2020

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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