As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, a community of self-described “urban Indians” are threatened with forced eviction to make way for a stadium named after the original indigenous inhabitants of the territory. As the mega-events begin threatening a number of other communities with displacement, residents unite to fight back in defense of their constitutional rights, temporarily suspended under a “state of exception”. This character driven story was filmed over the course of 6 years, utilizing production protocols that combine observational verité with participatory documentary practices and citizen journalism.
Disclaimer: Fernando Fernandez did not write the synopsis above.
Screening Times at HOT DOCS 2017
Saturday, April 29th @615PM @TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Sunday, April 30th @145PM @TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
Friday, May 5th @915PM @Scotiabank Theatre 7