A FILM BY DAN JACKSON

‘In The Shadow of the Hill’ is now available on iTunes!

THE FILM

In the lead up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, the Brazilian government initiates a series of ‘pacification’ programs, aimed at retaking territories previously controlled by heavily armed drug trafficking armies. In November 2011, Rio de Janeiro’s largest slum ‘Rocinha’ is seized without a single shot fired.

Shortly after the intervention, reports begin to emerge of rampant police abuse, which culminate in the disappearance of local bricklayer Amarildo de Souza. Amarildo was last seen being taken by the police for questioning, and his family believes that he has been tortured and murdered by the police. In the face of brutal oppression, together the residents start a protest movement that will shake the Brazilian establishment to the core.

‘IN THE SHADOW OF THE HILL’ offers a fascinating and often brutal insight into life inside Brazil’s largest slum ‘Rocinha’. First time director Dan Jackson offers a stunning portrait of a community that is as vibrant and inspiring as it is violent and barbaric. It is a story of David and Goliath, of empowerment, and ultimately a celebration of the amazing fortitude and resilience of the human spirit.

TRAILER

PLAYING IN SELECT THEATERS

IN THE SHADOW OF THE HILL is intended to be seen on the big screen! Unlike traditional Hollywood films, it will roll out slowly on screens across North America.  New cities will continue to be added throughout 2016. We update this page regularly, so please keep checking the list. Your city not listed? Click here

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PREVIOUS SESSIONS

01/05/16 – Toronto, ON, CA – TIFF Bell Lightbox
02/05/16 – Toronto, ON, CATIFF Bell Lightbox
06/05/16 – Toronto, ON, CA – Scotiabank Theater
17/06/16 – Sydney, NSW, AU – Event Cinemas
24/06/16 – Washington, DC, US – Event Cinemas
25/06/16 – Washington, DC, US – Event Cinemas

 

COMING SOON

PRESS ROOM

CLICK HERE to access the high resolution production stills from the favela or HERE to download the entire PRESS KIT.

INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR

CONTACT INFORMATION

For press inquiries, screenings & distribution:
Jazba Singh
Tel: (647) 688-2843
intheshadowofthehill@gmail.com

NEWS, REVIEWS, & RELEASES

July 14, 2016, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
Brazilian doco among Academy’s first award nominees

July 27, 2016, VARIETY:
Film Review: ‘In the Shadow of the Hill’

July 13, 2016, MONSTER CHILDREN:
Theres a dark side to the upcoming Rio Olympics

May 12, 2016, THE AGENDA WITH STEVE PAIKIN:
Trouble in Brazil

May 5, 2016, THE DAILY COURIER:
Ahead of Olympics, doc explores mysterious vanishing of Rio residents

May 5, 2016, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS:
Ahead of Olympics, doc explores mysterious vanishing of Rio residents

May 5, 2016, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE :
Film explores mysterious disappearances in Rio

May 5, 2016, METRO NEWS:
Ahead of Olympics, doc explores mysterious vanishing of Rio residents

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March 21, 2016, HOT DOCS FILM FESTIVAL:
In the Shadow of the Hill

March 23, 2016, SCREEN AUSTRALIA:
Great Australian talent on show at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

April 4, 2016, IF.COM.AU:
Thirteen Australian long and short-form docs headed to Toronto’s Hot Docs

April 27, 2016, DISCOVER BRAZIL:
Brazilian Movie at Hot Docs

April 27, 2016, OPEN CANADA:
Hot Docs 2016: Top foreign affairs documentaries to watch

April 27, 2016, BRAZILIAN WAVE:
Film on corruption in Brazil has world premiere at Hot Docs

April 28, 2016, DIGITAL JOURNAL:
‘In the Shadow of the Hill’ gives a voice to Brazil’s favelas

April 29, 2016, CBC RADIO:
Documentary exposes human cost of cleaning up Brazil’s favelas before Olympics

April 30, 2016, TORONTO FILM SCENE:
Hot Docs 2016 Review: In the Shadow of the Hill

May 3, 2016, URBAN TORONTO:
Cities Breathe Life into Hot Docs 2016 Offerings

May 5, 2016, THE DAILY COURIER:
Ahead of Olympics, doc explores mysterious vanishing of Rio residents

May 5, 2016, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS:
Ahead of Olympics, doc explores mysterious vanishing of Rio residents

May 5, 2016, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE :
Film explores mysterious disappearances in Rio

May 5, 2016, METRO NEWS:
Ahead of Olympics, doc explores mysterious vanishing of Rio residents

May 12, 2016, THE AGENDA WITH STEVE PAIKIN:
Trouble in Brazil

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