Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Pixadores

Year: 2014
Country: FINLAND, BRAZIL, DENMARK, GERMANY, SWEDEN
Run Time: 93 minutes

Pixadores
Pixadores
Pixadores
Pixadores

A band of graffiti taggers scales the skyscrapers of São Paulo by night, routinely facing death. The city offers plenty of walls for their canvases. These PIXADORES started tagging as kids, just playing around. Now they protest against the system and repression. This is the story of Djan, Ricardo, William, and Biscoito, who live in the same favela. They paint to be hated instead of just ignored. They paint so their lives don’t go unnoticed. They surf on fast trains for kicks, their favorite drug adrenaline. Now the unbelievable happens, and the PIXADORES are invited to Berlin to participate in the Biennale exhibition of contemporary art. They’re chosen as representative victims of social inequality who use art as political expression. But when told to restrict their painting to pre-selected walls, the PIXADORES naturally revolt, causing a scandal among well-meaning benefactors. This edgy documentary gets into the hearts and minds of dedicated rebels whose chosen weapon is paint. (In English, Portuguese, and German with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:10 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:45 PM

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1:45 PM -
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:20 PM

Sidebar
Film Is Art

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
Amir Arsames Escandari

Amir Arsames Escandari was born in Iran. His family was forced to leave the country when he was seven, landing in a refugee camp in Yugoslavia. When the civil war broke out there, they moved to Finland, where they were granted asylum. Escandari's father bought him a Hi8 camera to keep him out of trouble. He later studied film directing at the University of Wales.

Filmography
PIXADORES (2014)

Producer
Miia Haavisto

Cinematography
Peter Flinckenberg

Editing
Søren B. Ebbe

Film Contact

Community Partners

Graffiti HeArt

Media Partners

CAN Journal

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