Welcome To Rio

June 2014

Ep2 - War

3.0 85 x
War - This second episode takes viewers into the drug trafficking gang controlled favelas, which are under attack from the Government special forces pacification plans in advance of the World Cup and Olympics. In the favela Complexo da Maré, Carlos runs the local Resident’s Association. Until a few years ago he was a high ranking drug trafficker himself, but when he found out his wife Adrianna was pregnant with twins he decided to take a more conventional career path. Now Carlos is campaigning ...
May 2014

Ep1 - Peace

3.0 124 x
Peace - As the eyes of the world turn to Rio de Janeiro for the 2014 World Cup, a new three-part observational series reveals the truth about life inside Rio’s famous shanty-towns, the favelas. With extraordinary access to them this series reveals the favelas to be places of energy, resourcefulness and humour, through the lives of the people who live there. As part of the preparations for the World Cup and Olympics, the Brazilian government has launched a military campaign to wrest control of t...