Favela Frontlines

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    Favela Frontlines

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    Directed by

    Brazil

    2018

    103 min

    • English
    • Portuguese

    Documentary

    In this war, there are no winners. Through personal stories from people on both sides of the conflict and powerful footage, Favela Frontlines takes you straight to the frontline of the battle between police and drug traffickers in Brazil. On average, one policeman is killed every two days. There are 60,000 homicides every year. Interspersed with the stories are interviews with judges, journalists, slum residents and historians. They reflect on Brazil’s public safety policy of the past three decades, the impact of social inequality and the legacy of slavery.

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    Screenplay
    Gabriel Pardal
    Renato Martins
    Sergio Barata Empresa
    Cinematography
    Manuel Aguas
    Editing
    Pedro Asbeg
    Music
    Roberto Pollo
    Production
    JACQUELINE FILMES
    Sales
    JAVA FILMS
    Renato Martins

    Renato Martins

    Brazil

    ​Born in Rio de Janeiro, he majored in Social Communication before taking film courses in Brazil and London. He is an editor, director and producer. He was a founding partner of Urca Filmes and in 2012 he founded Jacqueline Filmes, a production company with projects that drive the audience toward critical thinking. He is the director of the features GERALDINOS and LETTER TO THE FUTURE.​ FAVELA FRONTLINES is his most recent film which premieres at the Rio IFF.