BRAZIL´S WHITE ELEPHANT
Directed, produced and edited by Alexandra Roca
Back in 2014, I went on my own to film in favela Rocinha, one of the largest favelas of Rio de Janeiro. My objective was to find out how the World Cup was impacting favela residents in light of all the protests that were happening across the country.
Brazil´s White Elephant was born in a very peculiar way. I stayed in the favela and was able to develop relationships with the residents. As our relationships grew, I began teaching a few of them the basics of filmmaking. In exchange, they helped me make this documentary. This participation allowed for unique access. One of my favorite shoots ever.