Documentary: Rio’s Mega-Event Preparations Posted by Rachel on Dec 26, 2012 in Sports
We’ve read and watched quite a bit about Brazil’s World Cup and Olympics, but it’s also important to get another perspective. A group of Rio filmmakers are working on a documentary about the preparations for Rio’s mega-events and the changes taking place in the city, particularly in the favelas.
Watch the video below.
UPP – Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or Police Pacification Unit
milícias – paramilitary groups in Rio made up of off-duty and retired police/military/firefighters
comunidade – community, often used to describe a favela neighborhood
cofres públicos – public funds
orçamento – budget
Having trouble? Watch the video with English subtitles.
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