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Movement ProductionsBy Movement Productions
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Movement ProductionsBy Movement Productions
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$4,916
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About

“Our Rhythm” will be a full-length documentary that aims tell the story of 7 musicians in 7 countries: U.S, Mozambique, Turkey, Russia, Vietnam, Cuba and Brazil. How do their culture and personal experiences influence their music? The documentary will strive to answer this question.

Shodekeh, the U.S representative, performing with The Baltimore Orchestra
Shodekeh, the U.S representative, performing with The Baltimore Orchestra

During times of hostility where it seems to be extremely difficult to find a common ground between people, “Our Rhythm” will elucidate significant aspects of different cultures. It’s impossible to create a solid foundation of respect if there is no effort to understand other’s perspective. Our goal is to show that diversity can help to create strong bonds between individuals without harming one’s individuality. And to accomplish that, nothing is stronger than MUSIC.

Likute, bringing the joy of African music.
Likute, bringing the joy of African music.

 We will travel to these 7 countries, spending a week with each one of these 7 musicians. The film will be based on the interviews we will conduct with each musician in addition to our personal observations as we get a glimpse of their own realities. We will explore their music by filming their concerts, rehearsals and private performances. Our goal is to uncover their lives both as musicians and regular members in that society. Our crew will have 4 members: director, director of photography, soundman, and producer.

Mestre Neninho, and the challenge of a musician in Brazilian's Carnaval
Mestre Neninho, and the challenge of a musician in Brazilian's Carnaval

U.S, Mozambique, Turkey, Russia, Vietnam, Cuba and Brazil. “Our Rhythm” strives to represent a diverse group of talented musicians. For this reason, we have carefully chosen our countries of interest due to their distinct social, economical, religious, and cultural backgrounds.

CEREN GÜNDOĞDU and the uniqueness of Turkish music
CEREN GÜNDOĞDU and the uniqueness of Turkish music

Rhythm is a common element in every individual, even in those who claim to not have one. Not only that, the individual rhythm has a huge dependence on the external factors. Our "walking pace," for example, it obeys a personal timing yet is also connected to our environment. An individual walking at Copacabana beach, Brazil during vacation will move at a much different pace than when in Times Square, NY at rush hour. Therefore, as social beings, we move to a basic rhythm that develops through interactions within our community.   With that idea in mind "Our Rhythm" is a project where the main element will be music, however not as an exotic component that serves only to entertain us. Music will be used as a compass to guide us in better understanding each society. Is the culture friendly, oppressive, competitive? How does the music respond to that? Is it upbeat, melodic, off-key, aggressive, textured? “Our Rhythm” will explore the relationship between music and culture, from the perspective of who creates the art; the musician.

Risks and challenges

Our Rhythm involves lots of traveling during a short period. However, our film crew has experience on that, most of us have been in more than 4 countries each. Besides that we all speak a variety of languages, including English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese and French.

Another challenge will be to define all the 7 musicians for the documentary. So far we have musicians in U.S, Mozambique, and Turkey. Not only that, we have already started an amazing interview in U.S with Shodekeh, a talented beatbox artist from Baltimore, Maryland. Although it is challenging our team is working hard to connect with unique and talented musicians that can contribute with a remarkable perspective on music.

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    ♫ BLUES

    The director, Gabriel Colombo will make a short personalized song out of your name.

    You'll receive the song in a private message or posted on your social media, your choice. Additionally you'll recieve your name in the credits and a shoutout.

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    You'll earn yourself a ticket to the private screening of Our Rhythm in either the U.S or Brazil. You'll dance the night away to local musicians and end the night with a showcase of the film. Additionally you will receive a personal song and your name in the credits.

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    You'll earn yourself a limited edition Brazilian Tambourine.

    Known for being one of the most diverse of all instruments from Turkish, Greek, and Italian folk music to classical, Persian, gospel, pop and rock music. The tambourine is a musical symbol of diversity.

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    ♫ HIP HOP

    You'll earn a Traditional Brazilian Cuica Drum.

    The Cuica originated in Africa but was adopted by Brazilian musicians. It features a stick that is fastened inside the drum in the center of the drumhead. Changing the pressure on this stick produces different pitches and timbres.

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    ♫ MARRABENTA

    Brazilian Berimbau

    The Berimbau consists of a wooden bow made from a Brazilian hardwood, with a round gourd-like resonator at the bottom. The player uses a small coin or stone which helps position the bow, which then is struck by a wooden stick which has a small shaker on it. The sound has a distinct twang.

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    ♫ SOUL

    You'll receive our limited edition Our Rhythm T-Shirt and your choice of a traditional Brazilian instrument, along with an Associate Producer Credit in our film.

    Additionally you'll receive a 1 minute personal video, Samba style from the director.

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    ♫ JANISSARY

    You'll earn the directors personal Tambourine signed by all the Our Rhythm Artists featured in the documentary.

    The tambourine will travel to each country and will also be signed by Director, Producer, and other film crew. Additionally you'll receive your choice of (1) musical instrument featured above, a limited edition Our Rhythm T-Shirt, Associate Producer Credit, Personal video, and Digital Package.

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    You will be able to be in the film!!
    10 seconds interview telling us why music is powerful for you.
    This interview will be in our credits, in the FILM FINAL CUT

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- (30 days)