[OT] Pray for Andre

Petrides, M.D. Marian mpetrides at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 15 12:00:33 CDT 2012


Thanks for the movie recommendations, Andre.  I will definitely try to find a copy of City of God to rent--sounds like I could learn a lot from it.

On Oct 15, 2012, at 11:43 AM, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:

> Thanks Richmond,
> 
> I am doing well here. I actually live in Niterói which is the city on the
> other side of the bay everyone sees on the postcard. I've been living with
> those kinds of raid since forever so its no as impressive for us as it is
> for foreigners. I live reasonably close to two slums which surround the
> prime real estate area of my city. After 32 years of this sh*t, you learn
> how to manage it.
> 
> I think this was one of the reasons I was so amazed when I went to
> Edinburgh and saw people late at night with cameras and laptops walking on
> the meadows. In Rio you would not dare to do that. At least it never gets
> dull or boring. For those wanting to see a "faithful" representation of Rio
> thru movies, I recommend "City Of God" which is an action movie set on the
> slum called City Of God. It is a fantastic movie. I also recommend both
> "Elite Troop" and "Elite Troop 2" which are action movies about Rio de
> Janeiro Special Ops Troop. That police force is called BOPE (Special Police
> Operations Battalion), all their gear is black and their symbol is a skull
> crossed with knifes and this is the police. Actually I saw one of them last
> week, I counted four pistols and a machine gun on a single guy. The movie
> is great because its not your typical movie about crazy police force
> against bad crime lords. It shows how corruption works on Rio all the way
> from the mayor office to the slums and inside the police force. US and
> European watchers who never saw anything about south american exciting life
> style as told by ourselves will have a great and enlightening experience
> with those movies.
> 
> :-)
> 
> :-)
> 
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 8:28 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
>> Another "quiet night in Rio" I see:
>> 
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/**world-latin-america-19940440<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19940440>
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