Last night I watched Cidade de Deus (City of God), a Brazilian film about gang life in the favelas of Rio. It was a pretty hard hitting film, really well shot, and followed the events of a true story. It was interesting watching this film whilst being in Brazil, and having been to some of the places that are depicted in the film. Fortunately I haven’t been witness to any of the events that happen in the film during my time in Brazil. Although the film has subtitles and is in Portuguese, I would recommend it to anyone interested in Brazilian gang/favela culture.

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