03/02/2012

"Titan Kids" Surfing documentary - Lee Ann Curren & Andre Silva



So for all of you that missed the documentary Titan Kids here is the trailer is a surf film by Lee Ann Curren & Andre Silva.
Their description of the film goes like this: Titanzinho is a small favela located in Fortaleza, north Brazil.It's one of these places left out of this huge country, far from the economy dream of the whole nation. Over there, you find the forgotten people of Brazil, the ones that no one wants to see. They are in the periphery, out of sight. They live in precariusness and poverty, suffering from drugs, prostitution, and extreme violence. Kids in the favela are often left having to face all dangers on their own.

However, hope lies here, very close. The Ocean and it's waves allow most of the kids to get out of poverty wih surfing. An excellent way out of the everyday life, and for some of them the dream of becomming one day professional surfer, like Pablo Paulino, Tita Tavares, Lucinho Lima, or Andre Silva, himself from the favela and co-director of the documentary.

The passion and joy of life despite everything. A lesson for us all!

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