Unlockers’ ‘symphony of violence’ tackles Brazil gun crime

‘Symphony of Violence’ from creative collective Unlockers is part of a project to break Brazil’s apparent inertia about violent crime, with someone murdered every ten minutes, 850,000 over the past 15 years.

So the film replicates the shots fired for the actual murders of old and young. Drums by Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver’s Matt Sorum, sound production by Lucha Libre Audio (Brazil) and Drac Studios (USA). Filmed in a police firing range.

Powerful and unsettling.

Mind you, we shouldn’t feel superior. There’ve been 60 murders in London so far this year which the UK Home Office (former lair of PM Theresa May) has belatedly acknowledged might have something to do with the dramatic reduction in police numbers.

MAA creative scale: 8.

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About Stephen Foster

Stephen is a former editor of Marketing Week and London Evening Standard advertising columnist. He wrote City Republic for Brand Republic and is a partner in communications consultancy The Editorial Partnership.
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