Marcelo Yuka: Down but Not Out

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A musician with a social message, Marcelo Yuka was at the height of his success as the songwriter, drummer and leader of O Rappa -- one of the main Brazilian pop-rock bands in the 90s. But in 2000, nine gunshots during an assault in Rio de Janeiro put him in a wheelchair at age 34. This documentary accompanies Yuka's transformation since then, revealing his irreverence and complexity as an artist and activist. While searching for physical, mental and spiritual health, Yuka takes risks with new sounds and follows the signs in an unceasing struggle for social justice and peace.


Aos 34 anos, Marcelo Yuka estava no auge do sucesso como baterista e líder da banda O Rappa, uma das mais importantes do cenário pop rock dos anos 90. Mas em novembro de 2000 sua vida mudaria radicalmente ao levar 9 tiros num assalto no Rio de Janeiro. O documentário de Daniela Broitman, acompanha a transformação do músico desde o incidente, revelando a irreverência e complexidade do Yuka homem, artista e ativista. O espectador compartilha de maneira íntima seus questionamentos em relação ao próprio corpo, mente e espírito, assim como sua nova produção musical e luta por justiça social e paz.

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