The Battle For Rio

The Battle For Rio

SBS  |  May 4, 2014

Rio de Janeiro, famous for its lifestyle and beauty as much for its violence, has initiated a unique experiment: A "pacification process" in the favelas was launched in 2008 with the goal of improving city security in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. This documentary looks at the effectiveness of the program, how resident's feel about it, and the additional problems it has created.

Rio de Janeiro, famous for its lifestyle and beauty as much for its violence, has initiated a unique experiment: A "pacification process" in the favelas was launched in 2008 with the goal of improving city security in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. This documentary looks at the effectiveness of the program, how resident's feel about it, and the additional problems it has created.

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