Rio’s Recently Reopened Rocinha Library Starts Weekly Film Screenings

The cinematic projects, Cine Pipoca and Cine Rocinha, aim to bring a free and open space for entertainment, while stimulating critical thinking and discussion among its participants.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Thursday, April 5th, the Biblioteca Parque da Rocinha (Rocinha Library Park) inaugurated two cinematic projects on the same day, both of which aim to screen one film either weekly or fortnightly to the residents of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro's largest favela community.

The first film of the day was the children’s animated feature ‘As Aventuras do Pequeno Colombo,’ (The Adventures of Little Colombo) which inaugurated the CinePipoca project. CinePipoca aims to show a children's film every Thursday at 2PM for the favela community’s younger residents, complete . . .

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