What films about informal settlements would you recommend?
April 17, 2012 10:56 AM Subscribe
Looking for films (fiction and documentary) that represent informal settlements (slums/favelas/etc), primarily in Latin America and India, but also in other regions. Any suggestions?
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These could be films explicitly about slums or a slum, or films that primarily take place in slums. The space itself could be foregrounded or simply a backdrop. Could be artsy, could be realist, could be crazy sci-fi; could be short, long, live-action, animated, stop motion: the sky's the limit.
I've seen quite a few (short list below, to give an idea of what I'm looking for, and for anyone who'd like something to watch), but wanted to see if the HiveMind could turn up anything I might have missed.
City of God
Rue cases nègres
Out My Window
(NFB interactive doc)
So: tell me your recommendations for films (and TV shows, I suppose) with slums in them.