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
Police's elite squad searches a house in a favela
Tourism in favela Santa Marta
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