Favela Frontlines
Favela Frontlines

Favela Frontlines

2018 | 52 minutes  | 

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  • Director: Renato Martins
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Is racism driving the war on drugs in Brazil? In 2017, 5144 people were killed in the police's fight against drugs, majority of whom were poor Black youths from the favelas. Trillions of dollars used to end the drug mafia have gone down the drain as the issue still persists. Did Brazil's dark past of practicing slavery enforce bigotry in the establishment leading to an unending cycle of violence?