More than half of the world lives in cities, so the Global Lives Project chose to film five urban and five rural people.
The Global Lives project set out to document 24 hours in the daily life of ten everyday people from around the world who roughly represent the diversity of humanity. The goal was to create a dialogue about people's societal differences, as well as their common human experiences.
One of the people they filmed was Israel “Rael” Feliciano, born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his GLP shoot, he was an emerging hip-hop artist who paid the bills working as a city permit inspector. Rael has been a performer since childhood, when he and his brother would break dance in the city center and at school competitions. He is heavily influenced by his musician father, despite the fact that his father continues to believe that hip hop is not actually music.
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