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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26 April 2019

Son Yambu, Malavita, Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta + Tropical Pressure London Launch

A night of Latin grooves with a contemporary edge down at the Hoot! Son Yambu present a modern take on the sound of authentic Cuban son, continuing the Buena Vista legacy and letting it sit firmly in the 21st century. With incredible Cuban musicians making up the band Son Yambu’s live set is an experience not to miss. Alongside them, Malavita and Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta will be getting the party started on stage, melding Latin influences with some funk and bass to get things going. Tropical Pressure DJs will also be on hand to launch their festival in London alongside Makala connecting the dots with a mix of tropical sounds, from classic to modern, across genres - get ready to dance!

3 May 2019

Shika Shika London Showcase

Shika Shika have been making waves around the world since their foundation in 2015, exploring the lines between organic and electronic music inspired by the meeting of folk tradition and contemporary production. Movimientos are extremely excited to welcome some of this borderless collective for their debut London showcase!

5 May 2019

Cinco De Mayo

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a mix of international live music, female mariachis, DJs, traditional dance, food and decor with a Mexican twist! Candeleros are flying in from Madrid with their modern twist on psychedelic cumbia and afro-latin rhythms alongside female-fronted mariachi duo Las Guadalupes and Jari Castillo. DJs Coco Maria, Gypsy Box and Cal Jader will be bringing the vibes from the decks throughout out the day, and with traditional dance from Mestizo Folklore and Atlachinolli Aztec Dance, this is set to be an almighty fiesta.

11 May 2019

Manzana Tropical + Kit Sebastian + Mambo Chick + Cal Jader + Chonta DJ

Movimientos is back at Brixton’s legendary Hootananny with a stellar lineup of live tropical music! Having been making the rounds on London’s live circuit for years, Manzana Tropical will be presenting their full fat Peruvian Cumbia with an Amazonian twist, alongside fresh Mr Bongo signing Kit Sebastian with their melting pot of Jazz-tinged sounds from around the globe. Keeping things moving before and after, France’s Mambo Chick will be at the decks alongside our very own DJ Cal Jader.