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

Director: Gonzalo Arijón
Producer: Christoph Jorg
Length: 79′
Language: English, Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Country: France
Year: 2014
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