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Andre Luis Azevedo ... Himself
Jose Junior ... Himself
Michele Moraes ... Herself
Anderson Sa ... Himself
Zuenir Ventura ... Himself

Leandro Firmino ... Himself/Interviewer (uncredited)

Jonathan Haagensen ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Marcos Suzano ... Himself/Percussion teacher (uncredited) (archive footage)

Directed by
Matt Mochary 
Jeff Zimbalist 
Produced by
Ravi Anne .... executive producer
Mariana Benchimol .... field producer
Roberta Drumond .... field producer
Chris Green .... consulting producer
Bob Kanuri .... associate producer
Noah Khoshbin .... associate producer
Richard Lim .... executive producer
Matt Mochary .... producer
Jeff Zimbalist .... producer
Original Music by
Force Theory 
Michael Furjanic 
Neill Sanford Livingston 
Cinematography by
Kelly Mark Green 
Matt Mochary 
Jeff Zimbalist 
Film Editing by
Jeff Zimbalist 
Production Management
Tatiana Dorow .... production manager
Jose Junior .... production manager
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... re-recording mixer
Paul Bercovitch .... sound editor
Patrick Donahue .... re-recording mixer (as Pat Donahue)
Michael Furjanic .... foley artist
Michael Furjanic .... supervising sound editor
Editorial Department
Daniela Carvalho .... first assistant editor
J. Matthew Jacob .... assistant on-line editor
Mike Nuget .... on-line editor
Music Department
Sanford Livingston .... composer: original score
Sean Ruch .... music rights coordinator
Joe Rudge .... music clearances
Other crew
David Feinberg .... translator (as David L. Feinberg)
Sean Ruch .... distribution coordinator
Alan Swyer .... consultant
Karen Schmeer .... special thanks
Michael Zimbalist .... special thanks

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80 min
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A significant part of the archive footage showing police violence was not made at Vigário Geral, but in other areas of Rio de Janeiro, and widely shown on Brazilian TV news programs.See more »
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