Dec '10 - Aug '11
I am back home, in Rio, and have made an architectonic-cinematographic collaboration with filmmaker Rogerio Boettger. The 5-hour film must be produced, shot and edited within a period of five hours.
The first film of the series was shot in Favela Santa Marta. This is a symbolic community in the heart of the Rio's affluent South Side where international figures such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé among others have paid a visit. It has also been the canvas for many artists and home of the samba school Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta. The favela was 'pacified' by the military police in 2008 (UPP) and is now free of drug lords and thus open for tourism.