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L'autre Rio (2017)

Rio de Janeiro, August 2016. The Summer Olympics are in full swing. A few steps away from the Maracanã stadium, but far from the international attention, a hundred pauperized families live ... See full summary »
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Rio de Janeiro, August 2016. The Summer Olympics are in full swing. A few steps away from the Maracanã stadium, but far from the international attention, a hundred pauperized families live together in an abandoned building. Despite the misery, gang violence and militarization of the neighborhood, the residents survive with ingenuity and resilience. Ignored by the sensationalist reports, their dignified and generous words reveal a universe of concrete and light, where the reality of today fades behind the aspirations for tomorrow. Written by Émilie B. Guérette

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The day-to-day life of the forgotten people of the Rio Olympic Games.

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The Other Side of Rio
5 February 2019 | by mikemarsianSee all my reviews

During the 2016 Olympics, the world attention turned to Rio. Journalists that descended on the city, were quick to point out the glaring absurdity of hosting a hugely expensive event, while dozens of thousands of the city residents live in abject poverty. But their analysis usually lacked depth, often smacked of sensationalism, and came to be known as "Drive-by journalism".

The Other Rio provides that other side of the Olympic story of Rio in rich detail. It features interviews with black residents of an abandoned building and shows their daily routine, all the while TVs with bad signal transmit Olympic events in their shabby rooms.

As on the residents put it, "I came to Rio because I wanted to see the marvelous city. But it turned out to be a big lie"


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10 October 2018 (France) See more »

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L'Autre Rio See more »

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Colonelle Films See more »
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