Understand the social situation of a region is not quite easy job. Live around violence is a daily stage for countless people worldwide. Cidade de Deus is a true sample that violence in humanity is as common as McDonalds in the world. A sample of what in the slums they live, and how difficult it is to walk out of this world, not to mingle with criminals, nor get killed for not following the current.
This film chronicles the difficult situation experienced in the 60's and 70's in a small suburb of Rio de Janeiro; The rivers of violence and drug trafficking, drug abuse, vandalism and crime since the tender age of these boys.
is a film that has received a lot of honors worldwide, but also a window into the grim and sad situation for many young people in the world.