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Unformatted text preview: GEOG 1231 City of God Response 1) The movie takes place in an impoverished area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2) The living conditions in the favelas are frightening to say the least. Violence and crime are rampant, and it seems that the only people within City of God who have money are those involved in crime. Poverty defines the area, and it is for this very reason that so many people turn to illegal acts to generate enough income to feed themselves. Regarding the favelas, they are essentially shanty-towns for the very poor, and people often find themselves living within them because they have no other options. They are forced to stay in the favelas because they cannot afford any other home. The violence doesn't help either, as many favela residents are likely too afraid to flee the area due to the constant danger created by organized crime. However, some may choose to stay due to the fact that they don't have to pay rent. Another potential reason for staying can also be found in the prevalence of drugs; it is incredibly easy...
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2011 for the course GEOG 1231 taught by Professor Kass during the Spring '10 term at Colorado.
- Spring '10