Bel Borba Aqui
Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2012
(Burt Sun and André Costantini, Brazil, 2012, Blu-ray, 95 min)
The Brazilian city of Salvador da Bahia has existed for 500 years, but its historic streets received a loud reawakening when native son Bel Borba launched his artistic career. Driven by curiosity about his city and love for the people who live there, Bel has used abandoned urban spaces as his canvas, and abandoned materials as the stuff of giant paintings and sculptures. Bel Borba Aqui turns the spotlight on a man who has erased the line between artist and citizen, in an explosively colorful ride soundtracked by the local music of Bahia. Bel is only one of this film’s two heroes: his hometown is the other.