The film unfolds in Rio de Janeiro on both sides of the wall separating the new Olympic Stadium and the favéla Vila Autódromo. Nothing prevents the co-existence of these two worlds but some judge them “incompatible” including Rio’s Mayor. His wish to reclaim this area, reserved for Rio’s poor since the 1990s, sets off a lopsided power struggle as people with little means fight to keep their home. Meanwhile, the Opening Ceremony approaches.
|original title:||Favela Olímpica|
|directed by:||Samuel Chalard|
|cinematography by:||Patrick Tresch|
|film editing:||Karine Sudan|
|production:||RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Frédéric Gonseth Productions|
|distributor:||Outside The Box|