City of God

The first non-English movie (this movie was in Portuguese),  City of God takes place and was filmed on location in Rio de Janero, Brazil. The film takes place over the course of twenty years (from the 1960s to the 1980s, though it was made in 2002) and follows Rocket and Li’l Ze, two boys growing up in the “City of God”, hence the title. The area is poor, and crime is commonplace. But while Li’l Ze becomes a drug dealer in the slum, Rocket strives to become a photographer. This movie is based on a true story and does an accurate job of portraying conditions in the City of God, It also depicts the fast-paced development of Brazil which is still occurring to this day. And of course, those who attended got class credit for watching the movie!

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