Fair play in Rio?
The Football World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016 – what will be the impact on the favelas? Film premiere & panel discussion
Premiere of the documentary, "Before The Party” (14 minutes).
Director: Einar Braathen.
Photographer: Anne Kjersti Bjørn.
Editor: Helga Fjordholm.
Panel discussion led by Torkjell Leira (human geographer, expert on Brazil, operates the blog www.brasileira.no ) and with Gilmar Mascarenhas (professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, football enthusiast, expert on the impact of mega sports events on urban development), Einar Braathen (senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research ,NIBR, and based in Rio 2011-12), Synne Bergby (architect and leader of Habitat Norway) and Malcolm Langford (research fellow and director of the Socio-Economic Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights).
The film “Before The Party” is a critical comment on the preparations for the FIFA World Cup (2014) and Olympic Summer Games (2016) in Rio de Janeiro. 22 % of the population lives in squatted and self-built neighbourhoods, the so-called favelas. How do the preparations for the mega sporting events shape the life in the favelas and the relations between poor and rich people? The film takes us to several favelas, such as Complexo do Alemao, Morro da Providência and Vila Autódromo. It is directed by Einar Braathen in connection with his current research in Brazil funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme and the Research Council of Norway.
The panel is invited to discuss issues related to the film such as the development in Brazil, mega sporting events, citizens’ rights and city development in the South. The floor will be opened for questions and comments from the audience.
On November 28 there will be a follow-up seminar at NIBR to go further into the theme – click here for more information.
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