Session 18
Tuesday, April 17, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston

BEL BORBA IS HERE            Running time: 93 min

Tattooed onto the skin of Salvador, Brazil, are ubiquitous
public artworks created by the artist Bel. Salvador is a 500
year old city with a rich cultural heritage. The
documentary film reflects the intimate relationship
between this historically unique city and her beloved
native son. This lyrical journey shares his joy and
madness: creating large-scale outdoor art at lightning
speed and then working alone in deep introspection. His
exuberant personality shines as he draws inspiration from
his surroundings, especially in impoverished
neighborhoods. Working as a voice of the people, Bel
breathes new life into the city he loves through his art.
See his renaissance through constant acts of creation.

Director and Writer: Burt Sun and Andre Costantini
Country: Brazil


EQUAL OR BETTER                    Running time: 52 min

In 1987 the Washington Street Elevated train was torn
down. Community members furiously awaited a rapid
replacement service between the minority neighborhood
of Roxbury and the employment center of Downtown
Boston. Fifteen years later the official replacement
service, The Silver Line, debuted. It was 'rapid transit' but
looked and acted like a bus. Equal or Better: The Story of
the Silver Line explores the history of transportation
equity in America through the lens of three communities in
Boston. It unearths a story of environmental justice, race
relations, and probes how tax-dollars are allocated for
transportation in this nation.

Director, Writer, and Producer: Kris Carter
Country: United States
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