“Rocywood” movies — inspired by Hollywood — portray local realities in the favelas, from the joys of growing up in a tight-knit neighborhood to the difficulties of living among violence.
Mariana Simões is a Brazilian journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. She is also executive manager at Casa Pública, Brazil's first cultural center for journalism.
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