The Other Rio

| 88 min
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The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are in full swing. But the contrast with poverty-stricken populations is only a few blocks away. A few steps away from the Maracanã stadium, but far from international attention, a hundred poverty-stricken families live together in an abandoned building. Despite the gang violence, the misery, 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. "The Other Rio offers a warm and lucid look at the ingenious ways in which a community finds happiness and harmony against the odds." (