The Other Rio

  • 10 10
  • 2017
  • 87min

Summer of 2016. All the attention of the world is on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But from the favelas that surround the stadiums, there is a very different perspective.

Awards

AWARDS: Best New Talent from Québec. Rencontres Internationale du Documentarire de Montreal

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: FIFF Namur/ DOC NY/ Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 

The Other Rio. The Olympics seen from the favelas

Rio de Janeiro, August 2016. The Summer Olympics are in full swing. A few steps away from the Maracanã  stadium, but far from the international attention, a hundred pauperized families live together in an  abandoned building. 

Despite the misery, gang violence and militarization of the neighborhood, the  residents survive with ingenuity and resilience. 

Ignored by the sensationalist reports, their dignified and  generous words reveal a universe of concrete and light, where the reality of today fades behind the  aspirations for tomorrow.

Production Companies

Colonelle Films


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