When: 27 April, 2006
Where: Kinostrelka Gallery and Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art
What: Announcement

On April 27th and 29th Fabrica will present a selection of its recent video and music productions at the Kinostrelka Gallery and at the Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art, both in Moscow.

The projects will be introduced and commented by Fabrica film director Carlos Casas, author of many award-winning COLORS documentaries and creative director of COLORS Music cd collection.

COLORS documentaries is a new generation of videos, based on COLORS Magazine experience, that want to bring attention to major, diversity-based themes and to give voice to the stories of ordinary people, from Hong Kong to Patagonia to the Rocinha slum and the Aral Sea.

COLORS Music is a music collection based on the idea that music, like images, is a universal medium, transcending barriers and reaching the greatest number of people with a strong, immediate impact. COLORS Music selects music from various geographic areas and presents it in a novel contemporary context.


April 27th at 20:00
Club Kinostrelka
Artstrelka, Gallery "Open Workshop" of Ilya Piganov, Bersenevskaya mall, 14/5. On the territory of Factory Krasniy Oktyabr.
Contact phones : + 7 916 313 81 57, + 7 495 741 92 67

Presentation of Aral, fishing in an invisible sea and worldwide preview of Inner Asian Pop:

Aral, fishing in an invisible sea by Carlos Casas and Saodat Ismailova is a documentary film about the three remaining generations of fishermen in the Aral Sea, and their awaiting and the everyday struggle to survive in one of the scarcest places on the planet. It’s about the life after one of the biggest man-made disasters.
Best Documentary Prize at the 22nd Edition of Torino Film Festival, 2004
In competition at Filmmaker, Milan, 2004
In competition at the 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2005

Inner Asian Pop presents the best in pop music from Central Asian new republics of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. This compilation features for the first time in the west, the most interesting and innovative musicians that still keeping a good knowledge of traditions maintain them alive through a right mix of contemporary influences and traditional modes. Some of the artists featured are well known in their countries other are less, some are self produced, others are produced in the west, but the selection certainly represents the best in Central Asian pop productions.

April 29th at 20:00
Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art
Neglinnaya street, 14 - Moscow
Contact phones: + 7 495 924-8974, + 7 916 804 63 21

Presentation of Rocinha. Daylight of a favela and of Rio Funk:

Rocinha. Daylight of a favela by Carlos Casas is a documentary film about Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s most notorious and populated favela. A journey inside the slum through some of its most remarkable inhabitants. An alternative vision of their everyday fight against the stereotypes of poverty drugs and violence.
Festival dei Popoli 2004
Forum Universal 2004 Barcelona
Trieste Film Festival 2005 Alpe Adria

Rio Funk presents the best contemporary funk tracks produced in some of Rio de Janeiro’s 600 favelas. Funk is probably the most original and interesting musical phenomenon to come out of Brazil in recent years It originates from Miami bass and booty bass music of the late 80´s hip-hop incarnations. The influence of this music on local DJs went on to produce a unique autochthonous movement that grew mainly in Rio which developed into today’s funk carioca style: a unique mix of big bass, raw explicit lyrics, ripped off pop samplers, and naïve electronics. Funk carioca is to today what samba was in the 70´s, music produced by the lower class that makes it to the mainstream of higher-class consumption. This compilation celebrates the creativity and spontaneity of this new musical generation and features also an exclusive Bonus video track, shot by Carlos Casas in location in a street in Rocinha.

Carlos Casas studied Fine Arts, Cinema and Design in Barcelona and Vienna. In 1998 he was awarded a scholarship at Fabrica, the Benetton group’s communication research center. In 2000 his short Film “Afterwords”, produced by Marco Müller and Fabrica Cinema was presented at the Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and Rencontres cinématographiques in Paris. In 2001 he began a series of documentaries for COLORS Magazine. He traveled to Patagonia to do fieldwork which in 2002 became the 24min “Patagonia”. In 2003 he shot a 52 min documentary, “Rocinha. Daylight of a Favela” on location in one of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest favelas. In 2004 he finished “Aral. Fishing in an invisible sea” about the lives of the three remaining generations of fishermen living off the Aral sea which won the best documentary award at the Turin Film Festival 2004. Aral was also selected for the Rotterdam Film Festival 2005, Visions du Réel, Nyon 2005, One World Prague 2005, Documenta Madrid 2005. In May 2005 he completed the 52 min version of the Patagonia film “Solitude at the end of the world”.