Documentary premiere

Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro 

Residents in Vila Autódromo protest the demolition of the Residents' Association's house in March 2016.

Residents in Vila Autódromo protest the demolition of the Residents’ Association’s house in March 2016.

The project documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro follows residents in Vila Autódromo, a neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro that was decimated as the city prepared to host the 2016 Olympics.

The premiere screening will be held at Cafe Sanaa, Kaigaten 22, in Bergen, on 7 september at 19:00.

The screening will be followed by a panel conversation on the impact of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics on urban development and inequality in Rio de Janeiro. The participants are researchers who have worked in Rio in recent years:

– Margit Ystanes and Alejandro Huidobro Goya, social anthropologists and the directors of Dirty Games

– Christopher Gaffney, geographer researching the impacts of major sports events on urban dynamics

– Tomas Salem, social anthropologist who has conducted research on the militarisation of Rio’s favelas ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics

The conversation will be held in English and headed by Cecilie Ødegaard from the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

All welcome!