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The final chapter of the Olympic Favela project (2012-2016) takes the form of a short documentary film:

OLYMPIC FAVELA examines the relationship the residents of Favela Vila Autódromo – an idyllic community at the shore of the lagoon of Jacarepagua in close proximity to the newly built Olympic Park – have with their homes and their communities.
Slices of intimate, handheld footage introduce the viewer to two families who endure the fragmentation of their community as bulldozers arrive and the shadows of newly constructed high rise buildings in the Olympic Park grow longer. Forced to give up their homes and businesses, one family is torn apart by virtue of how the city allocates replacement housing in hastily built social housing complexes along the city's periphery, while the other family's new home bears the promise of a new beginning. Through contemplation of the relationship between the body and the landscape, the film reflects upon themes of belonging and displacement, confronting the original ideals of the Olympic Games.

OLYMPIC FAVELA
Experimental Documentary Short Film
Brazil / USA 2016
Color / 18 min.
View on Vimeo


Festival screenings (theatrical):
Seattle Intl. Film Festivall - 2016 (World Premiere)
Nantucket Film Festival - 2016
Festival do Rio - 2016
Hamptons Intl. Film Festival - 2016
Barcelona Sports Film Festival - 2017

Gallery screenings:
NgBk - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin - 2016
BAXTER ST Gallery, Nyc - 2016
Igreja São José Operário da Vila Autódromo, Rio de Janeiro - 2016
StudioX, Rio de Janeiro - 2016


Português:

O capítulo final do projeto Favela Olímpica adquire a forma de um curta-metragem documentário:

FAVELA OLIMPICA examina as relações que os moradores da favela Vila Autódromo – uma idílica comunidade às margens da lagoa de Jacarepaguá, nas cercanias do recém-construído Parque Olímpico – estabelecem com suas casas e comunidades.

Fragmentos de registros íntimos, feitos com a câmera na mão, apresentam ao espectador duas famílias que enfrentam a fragmentação de sua comunidade, à medida que as escavadeiras chegam e as sombras dos arranha-céus do Parque Olímpico se tornam maiores. Forçada a abandonar suas casas e estabelecimentos comerciais, uma família é dividida em virtude das políticas de realojamento das pessoas deslocadas em complexos de habitação social construídos às pressas, na periferia da cidade. Enquanto isso, o novo lar da outra família traz a promessa de um novo começo. Através da contemplação da relação entre o corpo e a paisagem, o filme reflete sobre temas como pertencimento e deslocamento, confrontando os ideais originais dos Jogos Olímpicos.

 
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OLYMPIC FAVELA Film Poster, 2016 (theatrical version)
 
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Gallery Screening, StudioX, Rio de Janeiro, 2016
 
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Screening of work-in-progress at the local church Igreja São José Operário da Vila Autódromo, 2016
 
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Screening of work-in-progress at the local church Igreja São José Operário da Vila Autódromo, 2016
 
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Screenshot from video, 2015/2016
 
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Screenshot from video, 2015/2016