This is my first short documentary in this style. In 2014 I went back to Brazil, where I am originally from, a few weeks before the Fifa World Cup. Reflecting about that experience, there is a lot in this film I wish I had done differently. But looking back on it, there is something that still interests me about the collection of people we met and their fascinating backgrounds.
The first scene is probably my favourite. You can see a train journey in the city of São Paulo. At first, the landscape is a group of favelas known as the 'Triangle of Death', which houses 1 millions people and has an extremely high mortality rate amongst teenagers. Within seconds, however, the train crosses a thin and invisible boarder and you can see some of the richest and high-end residential buildings in the whole country. The division between extreme wealth and extreme poverty in Brazil is almost inexistent. I hope to come back to this topic at some point in the future.