The Road to Rio- Brazil’s Forced Removals

The Road to Rio- Brazil’s Forced Removals was made by Institute of Commonwealth Studies’ 2011-12 students Helle Abelvik-Lawson, David Langle and Rose Leifer (HRBA Productions). This short film explores the infrastructure development plans for the Rio de Janeiro’s 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Plans for these upcoming events are threatening and destroying favela communities with forced evictions.

Find out more from Catalytic Communities- whose footage featured in this film. Catalytic Communities is a favela resident empowerment organisation in Rio. They have a program called Rio on Watch which monitors evictions and trains community journalists to report on housing rights violations in Rio ahead of these two major events.