Rocinha is the biggest favela in Rio de Janeiro and had been in the hands of drug dealers for over 30 years. It is now receiving a Police Pacification Unit and was occupied without a single shot being fired, thanks to a long process of rethinking the strategies for fighting the well armed traffickers in the city.

Filmed and edited by Pedro Serra
Shot with Sony Z7

Watch other favela videos on my channel:

Police takes over Rocinha - vimeo.com/32125095

Police takes over Vila Cruzeiro - vimeo.com/17205359

Touring the favela on a Navy armored vehicle
vimeo.com/17399062

Police's elite squad searches a house in a favela
vimeo.com/17327197

Tourism in favela Santa Marta
vimeo.com/15828193

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