Director: Justin Mitchell
Runtime: 84 minutes
TV Rating: TVPG
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Set against the exotic world of Rio de Janeiro’s massive favelas — violent shantytown slums — Justin Mitchell and Vince Medeiros’s documentary tells the story of two surf-obsessed best friends, 13-year-old Fabio and 12-year-old Nama. The pair lives in Rio’s Favela do Pavao, which is controlled by one of the city’s most dangerous drug gangs. However, their attention is focused on the waves of Rio’s Arpoador Beach and a coming surfing competition that may further their goal of becoming professionals and escaping the world of the gangs.