Not&237;cias de uma Guerra Particular (1999)

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The companion documentary to the film Cidade de Deus (City of God): it uses clips, almost entirely without commentary or input from the film makers to show the constant war that day to day existance consists of in the favelas of Rio.

Life on the fringes of the neo-liberal empire: coming to a country near you soon.


  • Short lifespan in Rio drug gangsBBC “As many as one-fifth of youths in the drug gangs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are killed within two years, usually by police, a new study has indicated.”
  • DOCUMENTARIO FAVELA RIO DE JANEIRO — A short (5 minute) film narrated by favela residents
  • Favela wars — “The violence spilling out of Brazil’s slums or ‘favelas’ has made the country’s two major cities more dangerous than most war zones. Children in Rio de Janeiro are eight times more likely to die violently than those in the West Bank. “They live on a kill or be killed basis,” states anthropologist Luke Dowdney, who has spent five years studying the favelas. “If they don’t kill someone when they’re told to, they will be killed.”
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