Rocinha had been in the hands of drug dealers for over 30 years 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:
First day of the police occupation in Rocinha - vimeo.com/32125465

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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