Viva Viva is a documentary released in 2014
Filmed, directed and edited by Carolina Pfister. Additional Super-8 footage by Pierre Kerchove.
Steeped in the riotous music of urban chaos, meet two generations shaping a global culture of dissent. From the slums to the city center of São Paulo, punks invite us to open our eyes. Viva VIva!
Conheça duas gerações que moldam uma cultural global dissidente, e criam a trilha do caos urbano. Sob o concreto de São Paulo, os punks nos convidam a abrir os olhos. Viva Viva!
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"Punk tends to be manically bred from dissent, disgust, and glaring corruption. The punk scene in São Paulo, Brazil, is no different in this sense. Culturally however, these riotous folk have new shit to share. Delve into a multi-generational peep at the rightfully hostile, thrash-lusty Brazilian working class. Viva Viva is your punk fix without the reeking breath of white male parameters."
- Microcosmo Publishing
Experience the lives of a few São Paulo punks, the Brazilian birthplace of this global culture of dissent. In a country with a well-known non-rock musical tradition, where corruption is cultural and violence is routine—punk became a cathartic expression more akin to urban realities. Two generations of punks share the questions and beliefs of urban Brazilians who embrace punk as a lifestyle, and as a tool for social change. Meet Toca, a young man building his home by hand in one of São Paulo’s many slums. Or Elisa who wrestled the queer punk scene into existence at 15. Find Simone on top of a truck-turned-stage as she screams of São Paulo's violence with her band. Meet Úlcera who struggles to work low paying jobs since punk has opened his eyes to the injustices of the working class. Feel São Paulo's ominous presence, a city of high-rise buildings as far as the eyes can see. Viva Viva is chaos symphony and punk is the tune. Viva!