State of Exception

Jason O'Hara
Documentary

89 min, 2018

State of Exception State of Exception
(2018)

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As Rio prepared to host the FIFA World Cup and Olympics, poverty-stricken communities in the favelas were threatened with forced eviction to make way for a stadium, ironically named after the original indigenous inhabitants. Against the odds, residents united to defend their constitutional rights, which were temporarily suspended by the government.

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