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19:00 - 22:00 8 March 2016

Urban Lab Films: Guarded Elites and Paranoia in the CIty


Whirled Cinema | (link Map)
259-260 Hardess Street | Loughborough Junction | London | SE24 0HN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £5 and include a free drink on arrival
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Anna Minton, Journalist and author
Tiago de Luca, Lecturer in Portuguese and World Cinemas, University of Liverpool

Urban Lab Films presents a screening of Kleber Mendonça Filho's 'Neighbouring Sounds' as part of an evening discussion on Guarded Elites and Paranoia in the Latin American city.

Placemaking in countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Colombia is a process marked by constant tensions. Upper and middle classes, working and low-income classes, dispute power and protagonism in the making of urban spaces and territories. Fear and paranoia contaminate the vision of “the other” and help defining commonalities and separations. The award-winning ‘Neighbouring Sounds’ pictures this complex phenomenon through the slow building of characters and their connections to one another in an affluent neighbourhood in the city of Recife, Brazil, upon the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture that runs on fear.


Jordan Rowe
+44 (0)20 3108 9402 | urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk


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