Gringo Favelado

Venture deep inside the self-branded Marvellous City, beyond the veneer, at a critical point in Rio's history. As the 2016 Olympics loom on the horizon, the city has been trying to tackle its chronic problems with violence by installing Pacifying Police Units inside the lawless favela (slum) communities. We journey through the lives of three gringos (British expats) who have all chosen a Rio favela as home. Some favelas are more peaceful than others and during this documentary we'll find out why,...
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  • program length: 56 minutes

Monday, August 12 at 12:00 am on 12.2

additional airdates

  • Thursday, July 18 at 11:00 pm on 12.2