One Man, One City, Three Evictions

Your Own City
Nicky Milne
Brazil
2017
21min
Portuguese

The story of Altair Guimarães, evicted three times in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over a quarter of Rio’s six million people live in informal settlements, known as favelas, and face the constant threat of eviction as gentrification pushes the poorest residents to the margins. From an idyllic childhood on the edge of a lagoon, through the violent neighborhood known as the ‘City of God’, to the dramatic evictions from Vila Autrodomo in the name of the Olympic games, the story of Altair runs parallel with the story of Rio. He has become a fighter through his life-long quest to put down roots in the city of his birth.

Projections: 
11.16. Thursday 18:00
Kino
English Subtitles
Producer: 
Nicky Milne
Editor: 
Timothy Moss
Camera: 
Edward Davies
Sound: 
Edward Davies
Music: 
Various - Audio Networks
Distribution info: 
Thomson Reuters Foundation, Rebecca Ashdown