NEXT STOP: RIO DE JANEIRO
Director(s): Gonzalo ARIJON – Writer(s): Gonzalo ARIJON Contact Print page
Rio loves to party and passions run high…for ex. right in the midst of one of the most dangerous slums, the faithful have reinvested the Penha church after the end of the violence. Or it’s fiesta time with the prestigious Fluminense soccer club.
2. View from the Beach
The beach is at the centre of the life of all ‘cariocas’, it’s their heartbeat. We’ll be spending our 2nd day on the beach, from Leblon to Ipanema and stopping off at mythical Copacabana...
3. Tropical Rio
Rio possesses one of the largest urban forests in the world, the « Mata Atlantica » which is now protected. Through the tropical forest of the Tijuca Peak, we reach the Corcovado with Christ's statue watching over the bay. A boat will take us to the Ilha Grande, the large island, a tropical paradise just off Rio…
4. Samba Samba
Rio lives to the rhythm of Samba all year round, but in the run-up to the carnival, the Samba passion is at a fever pitch. One of the oldest and most prestigious Samba schools was set up in Portela, one of the poorest quarters to the north.
5. Street Art
In Rio, art is not in the museums, it’s in the street, it’s a popular art. Today, we’ll be meeting true ‘cariocas’ artists…like the pope of Brazilian music, Gilberto Gil…