Favela Frontlines

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Favela Frontlines (Relatos do front)

Directed by Renato Martins

  • Brazil 2018; 103 min
  • Original version: Portuguese, English
  • Genre: 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.



    Renato Martins 

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    Kathryn Bonnici