Favela Olímpica

Favela Olímpica

Documentary, 93 min.


by Samuel Chalard

Switzerland, August 2017

The film unfolds in Rio de Janeiro on both sides of the wall separating the new Olympic Stadium and the favéla Vila Autódromo. Nothing prevents the co-existence of these two worlds but some judge them “incompatible” including Rio’s Mayor. His wish to reclaim this area, reserved for Rio’s poor since the 1990s, sets off a lopsided power struggle as people with little means fight to keep their home. Meanwhile, the Opening Ceremony approaches.


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Directed by: Samuel Chalard
Written by: Samuel Chalard

World Premiere: August 2017
Original Version: Portuguese (english/french subtitles), colour, DCP, 93 min.

ISAN: 0000-0004-5BAB-0000-0-0000-0000-3

Production: Frédéric Gonseth Productions
Producer: Frédéric Gonseth

Cinematography: Patrick Tresch
Editing: Karine Sudan
Location Sound Mix: Samuel Chalard
Sound Editing: Stéphane Mercier
Sound Design: Stéphane Mercier
Rerecording Sound Mix: Stéphane Mercier, Stéphane Werner
Music: Guillaume Roy

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World Rights: Frédéric Gonseth Productions

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Distribution Switzerland: Outside The Box Sarl