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Rio festival strikes populist note

The Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival has taken on a more populist stance this year, expanding its reach to open air theatres (Lonas Culturales) in the impoverished suburban areas and even in the city's famous hilltop slums, known as favelas.Among the festival highlights was a Mickey Mouse tribute held at one of Rio's more prominent favelas, Pavao Pavaozinho, which boasts one of the coastal city's most spectacular views. The tribute included the screening of nine rare ...

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