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Showcase: Heavy Baile - Mix Tape III

IN-EDIT Music Documentary Film Festival - Industry Meetings

Q&A: Leo Justi / Leo Garcia


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21:15 Doors 21:30 Showcase: Heavy Baile - Mix Tape III

IN-EDIT is back! From 11 to 21 April the sixth edition of the music documentary festival takes place at the Melkweg. Next to film screenings the festival has Industry Meetings, including a showcase about the film Heavy Baile - Mix Tape III from Hugo Inglez, with afterwards an exciting talk with Heavy Baile's founder Leo Justi and the legendary choreographer Léo Garcia.

The Industry Meetings is a yearly gathering for filmmakers and industry professionals of the field of music documentary, and a platform for creators to meet, discuss and learn. A place where new talents meet the experts, where new projects are developed, where the cutting edge of the industry is discussed, where networking is as fun as fruitful, where music and film join forces, where film and new media meet. The overarching theme for the 2024 edition is “Rhythms of Change – Innovating Music Documentaries”, where we explore how new technologies, platforms and creative approaches influence the way we tell stories about music, artists and music culture.

With the showcase, we shed light on a unique experience that combines film, music, diversity, culture, technology, and debate. The documentary Heavy Baile Mixtape III is the latest film by Hugo Inglez, in which he collaborates with Leo Justi and Léo Garcia. They create a collective dance performance deeply rooted in the syncretic street culture of Rio de Janeiro. The film delivers a rich semiotics with elements from history, sociology, sports, Afro-Brazilian religions, Brazilian pop culture, and folklore, narrated through a frenetic language of movement, particularly 'Passinho Foda' - a syncretic dance style originating in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and a pillar of Baile Funk. Baile Funk is historically connected to black identity, counterculture, and class struggle in the poor areas of Rio de Janeiro. Despite social stigmatization and state-sponsored repression, Baile Funk remains immensely popular and is recognized as cultural heritage of the city of Rio de Janeiro. 

The conversation after the screening will delve deeper into the visual ethnography of the documentary, exploring the symbolic cultural elements and contexts as part of the film's rich content. Also, the production technical challenges will be discussed, creating an innovative listening experience for the audience. The bass is recorded with exaggerated intensity, so the sound physically vibrates the space, such as the walls, windows, and floor. This refers to the original sound walls built for the bailes.