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VR interactive experience


Complexo do Alemão is one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro. From the neighborhood, you have a view of the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer—but from its back. Residents constantly have to cope with either the violence of the drug gangs or the raids by the special police units, which are equally violent and disrespectful of human life. At the same time, there is also a powerful sense of community and resilience in the favela.


In this interactive VR experience, users will meet Raull Santiago, Tuany Nascimento and Adenise Morais, locals who, despite the struggles, show power, resistance and hope.

Director:  JoçaInada

Screenwriters:  Thamyra Thamara,  Andressa Nubia,  Jon Thomas,  Raul Santiago,  Raphael Cruz,  João Inada

Producer:  Diogo Dahl

Executive Producers:  Luiz Borges,  Renata Almeida Magalhães,  Carlos Diegues,  Rotunno Donate,  Tavares Tieres

Creative Producers:  Thamyra Thamara,  Raul Santiago

Production Manager:  Maria Fernanda Miguel

Production Coordinator:  Dudley Bouhid

Photography Direction:  Flavio Mayerhofer

 Audio Technician:  Caio César Loures

Technical Consultants:  John Fitzgerald,  Matthew Niederhauser

Production:  Coqueirão Pictures

In Co-production with:  Sete Léguas Filmes,  Luz Mágica Produções, Tarantula Luxembourg,  Quanta

In association with: Gato Mídia e Coletivo Papo Reto

With the support of:  Ford Foundation,  Luxembourg Film Fund,  Open Society Foundations

Awards and Festivals:

IDFA 2020- Doc Lab Competition for Digital Storytelling (World Premiere)

SXSW 2021 - Virtual Cinema Spotlight (Official Selection)

Luxembourg City Film Festival 2021 - VR Pavilion  (Official Selection)

Mediamorfosis 2021 - Latin America Selection

FIF 2021 - Official Selection 

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