Al Jazeera presenter Josh Rushing hosts an exclusive Google+ screening of “Rio’s Red Card” and moderates a Q&A with the filmmaker, Luciana Freitas, and Viewfinder executive producer Rodrigo Vazquez [27:12].
“Rio’s Red Card” follows Altair Guimarães as he rallies his community in the Vila Autódromo favela to defend his and thousands of other homes which face demolition ahead of the city’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
Brazil is upgrading its infrastructure, building new arenas and has plans for a vast new Olympic Park. In the path of all of these changes are the sprawling favelas, home to an estimated 170,000 people. Many of these areas have already been demolished, but many others still stand in the path of construction.