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Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca

RISE (2018)

Completed during a 2018 residency in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio and winner of the 2019 Audi Short Film Prize at the Berlin International, RISE explores the musical universe of a community of young poets, rappers, and singers living on the outskirts of Toronto. These performers, which include a number of first-generation Canadians from Africa and the Caribbean, are all part of RISE (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere), a movement encouraging personal expression and storytelling through hip-hop and spoken-word performance. The group worked collaboratively with Wagner and de Burca on the script and music for the film. (20 mins., 2K DCP)

Woman gesturing

RISE, image courtesy of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo

Man styling his beard

RISE, image courtesy of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo

People filming

RISE, image courtesy of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo

Two people look straight at the camera

RISE, image courtesy of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

SUPPORT FOR ARTS ACCESS
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

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Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca