BATTLE FOR RIO

By Gonzalo ARIJON

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2014

Rio de Janeiro has engaged in an ambitious operation, aimed at freeing its favelas (slum neighborhoods) from the control of gangs and drug traffickers, to allow police to regain control and security in time for the upcoming 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 79 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gonzalo ARIJON
    • Producer(s)
    • Christoph JORG
    • Synopsis
    • Rio de Janeiro has engaged in an ambitious operation, aimed at freeing its favelas (slum neighborhoods) from the control of gangs and drug traffickers, to allow police to regain control and security in time for the upcoming 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. However, security is not the only rationale and driving-force behind the program: the dramatic makeover, launched in 2008, is banded together with economic interests and international exposure. Through personal stories and with unparalleled access, the film exposes the complex reality and the direct consequences of the government plan in neighborhoods all across Rio, that have become as much a part of the city's image as its world-famous beaches and carnival.
    • Partners & financing
    • CBC News Network, DR, Finnish Film Foundation, NHK, RTS, SBS-TV, SVT, YLE, SYLICONE, Le CNC
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