City of God – 10 years later


Remember Ze Pequeno (Little Joe), Buscapé (Firecracker) or Béné (Benny)? They were all the main characters of ‘City of God’ – a striking Brazilian movie about the renowned favelas of Rio de Janeiro. At the time, the directors behind the movie, Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, hired non-actors who were living in the area. Kids and grown-ups did their first cinema steps thanks to this wonderful opportunity. But, what are they up to today, 10 years later? Where are they? What did they all become? The answer is to be found in this 11-minute short film by Cavi Borges and Luciano Vidigal.


CITY OF GOD – 10 years later

Directed by: Cavi Borges, Luciano Vidigal

Written by: Gustavo Melo

Produced by: Cavi Borges (Cavideo Productions)


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The full documentary is scheduled for release in late 2012.

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