I'd seen a preview for this documentary awhile back and put it on my list of movies to see. Then, a reader sent me on the videos below that just came out, and I started doing some research. The film combines some of the things I'm most passionate about, and I was getting teary just watching clips.
Only When I Dance is a film about two teenage ballet dancers from the slums of Rio de Janeiro trying to make it in the professional dance world. Though part of the film takes place in favelas, the plot centers on the two dancers and their families, and the families' struggle to help their children pursue their dream. According to the website, the movie is being screened at various film festivals around the world, including my beloved Rio film festival. (I am so sad to miss it this year) The bad news is, there's no date set for a US release, since it appears it hasn't been picked up yet. Get on it, guys! I beg of you. This movie looks amazing!