Peace in Rio

Co-presented with Hot Docs
2010 | 96 min | Colour | Documentary

Fri, Oct 19 7:00 PM
The Royal

5 X Pacificação
Wagner Novais, Luciano Vidigal, Cadu Barcellos, Rodrigo Felha.
Script: Rafael Dragaud, Cadu Barcellos, Luciano Vidigal, Rodrigo Felha,
Wagner Novais.
Editor: Thiago Lima
Cinematographer: Arthur Sherman
Original Music: Lucas Marcier
Production Company:
Mercúrio Produções

The establishment of the “Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora“ (which translates roughly as “Police Unit with a Mandate to Pacify”), or UPP for short, was the first step towards consolidating a new security policy in the federal state of Rio de Janeiro. The declared aim is to occupy territories in the favelas controlled by the drug Mafia and thus to liberate the inhabitants. The immediate success of this measure triggered debate throughout the country. 5X Pacificação (Peace in Rio) is a documentary directed by four young filmmakers native from Rio’s Favelas.

Festivals and Awards
Paris Brazil Film Festival – France, 2011 | New York Première Brazil – USA, 2012 | Rio de Janeiro Citizenship Territory Film Festival – Brazil 2012 | San Juan Unasur Cine – Argentina 2012 | Stockholm BrasilCine – Sweden 2012



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