(Virtual) | Under the Skin
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Complexo do Alemão is one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro. From the neighborhood, you have a view of the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer—but from behind. The residents constantly have to cope with either the violence of the drug gangs or the raids by the special police units, which are equally violent and disrespectful of human life. At the same time, there is also a powerful sense of community and resilience in the favela.
Directed by João Inada
Produced by Diogo Dahl
Renata Almeida Magalhães
Production: Coqueirão Pictures
Coproduction: Sete Léguas Filmes, Tarantula Luxembourg, Luz Mágica, Quanta, Blackboardfilms, Shanghai Motion Magic
In association with: Gato Mídia e Coletivo Papo Reto