- CERT PG
- 1 HR 52 MINS
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This is more than just a film about surfing It follows the story of two best friends, Fabio and Naama, as they navigate their way between the pitfalls of life in the slums and the joys of surfing on their favourite beach.
13-year-old Fabio and 12-year-old Naama live at Favela do Pavao, an enormous slum near Arpoador Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Pavao is home to Commando Vermelho (CV), or Red Command, one of Rio's most heavily armed drug gangs It's the Red Command who sets the rules and regulates life in the community Their presence is ubiquitous, with armed soldiers constantly patrolling the hills and regulating the various points of sale.
Fabio lives in an area of the favela called Vietnam, the poorest and most violent part of the slum When the police come up looking for traffickers, that's where they look - and shoot - first
What will happen to these best friends? Will their friendship survive the pressure?
- CAST AND CREW
Exempt from classification
- RUN TIME
1 hour 25 minutes