© 2018 Marc Ohrem-Leclef
The final chapter of the OLYMPIC FAVELA project (2012-2016) takes the form of a short documentary film:
OLYMPIC FAVELA examines the relationship the favela residents have with their homes and their communities.
The film portrays two families who are forced to give up their homes and businesses in Favela Vila Autodromo, an idyllic community at the shore of the lagoon of Jacarepagua in close proximity to the newly built Olympic Park.
While one family is torn apart by virtue of how the city allocates replacement housing in hastily built social housing complexes that are located far apart from each other, the other family's new home bears the promise of a new beginning.
Documentary film by Marc Ohrem-Leclef
USA / Brazil 2016
View on Vimeo
Festival screenings (theatrical):
Seattle Intl. Film Festivall - 2016 (World Premiere)
Nantucket Film Festival - 2016
Festival do Rio - 2016
Hamptons Intl. Film Festival - 2016
Barcelona Sports Film Festival - 2017
NgBk - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin - 2016
Igreja São José Operário da Vila Autódromo, Rio de Janeiro - 2016
StudioX, Rio de Janeiro - 2016
BAXTER ST Gallery, Nyc -2016