Jurandir MULLER (Paleo TV Producoes), Beto TIBIRICA (Plateau Producoes)
“Acts of men” should have been a film about the daily lives of survivors from massacres in Brazil. Everything was planned for us to start shooting in April, 2005. But reality did not wait. On the last day of March, exactly one month before shooting would start in our schedule, things changed: a terrible massacre took place in Baixada Fluminense, near the city of Rio de Janeiro. 29 people were killed by a death squad, the highest massacre of the history of Rio de Janeiro. Fear in the city and in our crew… The killers, already confirmed, are extermination groups comprising policemen that work in the area, and who are involved in extortions, kidnapping, drug dealing and homicide. This has been going on since the 1950's and is peaking to an extreme today.