The premiere screening of the project documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro was held at Café Sanaa in Bergen on 7 September 2017.
The screening was followed by a panel conversation on the impact of sporting mega-events on urban development and inequality in Rio de Janeiro and beyond. The participants were 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