The Battle For Rio


June 28, 2015

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Rio de Janeiro, famous for its lifestyle and beauty as much for its violence, has initiated a unique experiment. A pacification process in the favelas was launched in 2008 with the goal of improving city security in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. The city authorities considered the favelas the source of Rio’s urban problems, citing them for crime, violence, and the creation of a culture of poverty. This documentary looks at the effectiveness of the program, how resi...