The Other Rio

| 88 min
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The spectacle of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are in full swing. But the grim contrast of poverty is only mere blocks away. 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. "The Other Rio offers a warm and lucid look at the ingenious ways in which a community finds happiness and harmony against the odds." (