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BUS 174 - True Crime Tuesdays

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

True Crime Tuesdays: All is not what it seems in this six-part doc series, all accompanied by special guest discussions.

In Rio de Janeiro in the year 2000, an armed man hijacked a bus and held the passengers hostage while the incompetent and under-trained police force struggled to contain the situation. Quickly, it became a televised event on national Brazilian networks, reaching over 35 million people. The armed man is named Sandro do Nascimento, and he's one of Brazil’s countless homeless who has already endured his own share of tragedy. In Bus 174, filmmakers José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda look beyond this terrible incident and at the systemic neglect that has prisons overrun in inhumane conditions and the streets filled with forgotten people like do Nascimento.

A special guest will be in attendance for a Q&A with film critic and author Geoff Pevere.

January 9, 2018 6:30pm
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