Mit dem Film “City of God” wurde die gleichnamige Siedlung zur berüchtigsten Favela der Stadt. Nun brachte eine Goldmedaille den Ruhm zurück. Ein Video über Hoffnung im Drogenkrieg.
The dark side of Rio de Janeiro: The movie Cidade de Deus, City of God (2002) revealed the rampant crime, police corruption and violence in Rios Favelas to the world. The setting, Cidade de Deus (City of God) in Rio became notorious – for many, it became the synonym for a Favela.
When judo fighter Rafaela Silva from Cidade de Deus scored the first Olympic Gold Medal for Brazil, Cidade de Deus became famous again. But everyday life is still a challenge – with conflicts between the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) and the druggang and lacking opportunities.