Under the Skin
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.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.
Luiz Borges, Renata Almeida Magalhaes, Carlos Diegues, Donato Rotunno, Tieres Tavares, Mario Pfeifer
Thamyra Thâmara, Andressa Núbia, Jon Thomaz, Rafael Cruz, Raull Santiago, João Inada
Flavio Mayerfoffer, Francisco Almendra
Robert Ellis, Renato Vallone
Philophone, Mad Trix
Rodrigo Campello, Baco Exu do Blues
Raull Santiago, Tuany Nascimento, Adenise Morais
Film Festival Wristband
North American Premiere
Documentary, Experimental, War
Portuguese w/ English Voice Over