In 2002 the movie ‘City Of God’ was released to much acclaim, which both impressed and shocked the world at the same time. It tells the story of 2 friends growing up in the suburbian favelas of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil in ‘Cidade de Deus’ (translated City of God) and their separating paths when one becomes a photographer/journalist while the other becomes a drug dealer.
The most impressive thing about City of God was that almost all of the characters in the movie were not actors. They were all casted from the streets of Rio to keep the authenticity on film as strong as possible. As this was the case Cavi Borges and Luciano Vidigal have created a documentary entitled 'City of God - 10 Years Later' which catches up with the 'kids' portrayed in the cult classic as they discuss where their lives are today.