88 min, Documentary, Quebec, Canada, 2017
Directed byÉmilie B. Guérette
Produced byColonelle Films
LanguageBrasillian Portuguese
Short description

The day-to-day life of the forgotten people of the Rio Olympic Games.

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Film details


Rio de Janeiro, August 2016. The Summer Olympics are in full swing. A few steps away from the Maracanã stadium, but far from the international attention, a hundred pauperized families live together in an abandoned building. Despite the misery, gang violence and militarization of the neighborhood, the residents survive with ingenuity and resilience. Ignored by the sensationalist reports, their dignified and generous words reveal a universe of concrete and light, where the reality of today fades behind the aspirations for tomorrow.



Script and Direction : Émilie B. Guérette

Photography : Etienne Roussy

Editing : Natacha Dufaux

Sound Design : Marie-Pierre Grenier

Sound Mixing : Bruno Bélanger

Music : Paulo Bottas

Sound Recording : Francisco Heron De Alencar

Production : Colonelle Films


Financial Partners


Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Post Moderne


Bande à Part Coop

Crédit d’impôt Canada




Émilie B. Guérette

Émilie B. Guérette is a nomadic filmmaker whose roots are in Montreal and heart in Rio de Janeiro. She travels the world with her camera to shoot documentaries related to social justice, human rights and migrations. Her multidisciplinary background in anthropology, political science, poetry and music is reflected in her socially engaged, sensitive and sensory approach, taking the side of those left behind. She sees documentary as an art of the encounter which aims at building bridges between human beings.




The Other Rio (2017 / 88 min)

Maritime Voices (web serie) (2016 / 20 x 4 min)

Waiting for Oktay (2012 / 11 min)

Old Orchard Blues (2012 / 4 min)

Screenings archive

Victoria Film Festival
Monday 04 February, 2019 Victoria, British-Colombia