City of God (Brazil, 2002)
The streets of the world’s most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro’s City of God, are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with an artistic eye. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and ultimately his way out.
Post-film discussion provided by Assistant Prof. Alex Idavoy and Fulbright scholar Mariana Grassi.
Monday, February 24
5:15 p.m. Dinner – Culinary Education Center; 101 Drury Lane, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, for dinner reservations: 732-988-3299
7:30 p.m. Movie (Free) – The Showroom; 707 Cookman Avenue; Aasbury Park, NJ 07712 http://www.theshowroomap.com
Sponsored by the International Education Center, Office of Student Life and Activities, The Culinary Education Center and The Showroom in Asbury Park.