2018 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Émilie B. Guérette

US PREMIERE The Other Rio offers a warm and lucid look at the ingenious ways in which a community finds happiness and harmony against the odds. Surviving a harsh existence in Rio de Janeiro, 100 families live as squatters in an abandoned government building in the shadow of the 2016 Olympics’ Maracanã Stadium, under the rule of local drug dealers. The resilient residents reveal themselves to the filmmaker’s camera, presenting a very different portrait of Brazil than that presented to international visitors.


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Director: Émilie B. Guérette
Producer: Producer Fanny Drew, Producer Genevi̬ve Dulude-De Celles, Producer Sarah Mannering
Cinematographer: Etienne Roussy
Editor: Natacha Dufaux
Music: Paulo Bottas
Running Time: 88
Language: Brazilian Portuguese
Country: Canada
Year: 2017