Semaine de la critique
Rio de Janeiro, both sides of the wall that separates the Olympic Park that is under construction from the favela of Vila Autódromo. Nothing should stops these two worlds from co-habiting, but some deem them “incompatibles”, first among them, Rio’s mayor Eduardo Paes, who is undertaking a takeback of this area that is home to the poor. The amount of armed personnel present initially seems disproportionate, but against all expectations, the determined inhabitants manage to resist their expulsion, although it takes a pitched battle. With all eyes on the the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, a race against the clock ensues between the favela of Vila Autódromo and the mayor of Rio.