City of God

Saturday, June 05, 2004

I was not prepared to see the City of God (Cidade de Deus) DVD.

Having spent most of my life in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), drug traffic "wars" and slums were a backdrop of my everyday life. What shocked me was that I had forgotten, or rather, chosen to ignore, this reality since living in California the last 3 years.

Overall, it is a movie worthwhile watching, although the documentary in the Special Features section finishes in a pessimistic tone: "I see no light at the end of the tunnel." - Special Forces Police