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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:30 PM

Rio evicts the poor for the 2016 Olympics

http://apartidarismo.blogspot.pt/2012/11/public-domain-dominio-publico-english.html

My friend made this documentary. Public Domain (subtitled).

We started filming this documentary independently over one year ago with very little funding, which we obtained by throwing a party. The crew waived their salary and we received equipment free of charge. During this period we roamed through the communities of Vidigal, Vila Autódromo, Providência, the port region of Rio and the surroundings of the Maracanã stadium, collecting images, interviewing residents, participating in their meetings, debates and conflicts. These communities have been recognized as some of the most affected by real estate speculation, a phenomenon in which housing prices are increasing due to preparation for the major world events to be hosted in Rio: the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016. As a result of the rising prices, Rio residents, primarily the poorest residents are being forced to move to distant suburbs that lack infrastructure and services and are dominated by heavily armed militia. We then began to investigate were these billions of Brazilian reais directed towards the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics are being directed. It is quite clear that a large sum of this money will come from tax payers’ pockets, only to be used for the financial gain of a small group of contractors, politicians, bank owners and businessmen involved in these events. The legacy left for the benefit of the majority of the population will be minimal. And worst of all, many communities are being removed illegally in areas of great real estate interest, and the residents are relocated to distant suburbs that lack infrastructure and are dominated by a heavily armed militia. In addition, we have acquired images of UPP (Pacifying Police Unit) in Mangueira, and the Almeão Complex cable car, through our collaborators.

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:33 PM

1. kr. i recently read something about morro babilonia, the favela that was location for

 

black orpheus, also being affected.

that movie was magic to me when i first saw it. rio is one of the places i've always wanted to visit.

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:57 PM

2. Thank you for sharing

It is amazing how governments prioritize the spending of tax money

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:33 AM

3. Don't have to go to Rio to find that kind of thing.

In Denver, when the Colorado Rockies got their spanking new stadium near downtown, a nearby homeless shelter was shut down over concerns that fans shouldn't have to see "those people". The inclination to idolatrous behavior toward sports and athletics often shows how willing people can be to ignore their own humanity. Yuck.


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