A Vida No Ritmo (Life in the Rhythm)

A soulful portrayal of the significance of music to the people of Rio de Janeiro. It was shot by Rio Film School students in the streets and recording studios; from the beaches, to downtown, to the favelas. The film covers a variety of subcultures and genres, from Favela Funk to AfroReggae. It's since been screened widely at festivals and events across the UK and Brazil, including the London World Film Festival, Movimientos Live and the BFI, and was accredited at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2011.

'A Vida No Ritmo' (Life in the Rhythm) is a soulful portrayal of the significance of music to the people of Rio. It was shot by Rio Film School students in the streets and recording studios; from the beaches, to downtown, to the favelas. The film covers a variety of subcultures and genres, from Favela Funk to AfroReggae. It's since been screened widely at festivals and events across the UK and Brazil, including the London World Film Festival, Movimientos Live and the BFI, and was accredited at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2011.


The Rio Film School works in direct partnership with Cinema Nosso, a Brazilian NGO based in Rio de Janeiro. Cinema Nosso was set up by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund after making the film 'City of God', in order to continue supporting the youths involved in the making of the film and to pull people away from drug trafficking and crime through film and media training. Cinema Nosso offers free education in film production to the underprivileged children and youth of Rio de Janeiro and currently hosts over 1000 students per year.


The Rio Film School offers intensive courses in documentary making in Rio de Janeiro for both film students and newcomers to film from all over the world. Its highly acclaimed one month courses taught in English are tailored to be as effective as possible in the art of documentary making. 20% of the school's turnover is donated to Cinema Nosso.

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23 August 2019

Candeleros + Tambores Livres + DJ Armenio (Guacamayo Tropical) + DJ Cal Jader

Movimientos bring Candeleros back to London after a mega gig earlier this year, with their modern twist on psychedelic cumbia and Afro-Latin rhythms, while Tambores Livres bring their Brazilian Carnival drums of resistance to the Hoot. With a fresh interpretation of Latin American and tropical traditions, DJ Armenio of Madrid powerhouse Guacamayo Tropical and Movimientos’ DJ Cal Jader will be on hand throughout the night to keep the party going.

6 September 2019

Balkan vs Cumbia London

Movimientos bring legendary international night Balkan vs Cumbia to London with an all star lineup of DJs and live acts. Balkan beat pioneer and all round legend Shantel will be making his debut at the Hootananny for what is set to be an almighty dance floor shaking set alongside fellow DJ Gypsy Box and live music from local Cumbia acts Nirk Molina and Brixton Cumbia Association. A genre clash for the ages, this is not one to miss.

14 September 2019

Conjunto Sabroso + DJ Cal Jader + Bushbaby

For our debut at South London’s latest cultural project as part of the Peckham Levels complex we bring some authentic Latin American vibes with one of London’s best live outfits from the London scene plus Movimientos DJs and guests bringing a hot mix of Latin and Tropical vibes all night.

6 November 2019

Perotá Chingó

Argentinian band Perotá Chingó is a project in constant transformation that today embarks on a new musical and conceptual chapter. Now the band is extending the boundaries of its acoustic style, interweaving folklore, the ancestral evocation of voices and the technological power of electronic beats. Having been touring the world for the best part of the last decade, they now bring their full live show to London’s Rich Mix for their UK debut.