Thursday, April 21, 2011

WATCH THIS: Bus 174 / Onibus 174

On my list of top 5 documentaries.

"On June 12th, 2000, a bus full of passengers was kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro in broad daylight. The kidnapper, Sandro do Nascimento, threatened to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic event became one of Brazil's most shocking portraits, and one of the scariest examples of police incompetence and abuse in recent years."

Taken from IMDB

This was one of the most covered events in Brazil. The documentary goes beyond the demonizing news coverage and seeks to find out who the hijacker was and what might have motivated his anger at Brazilian society.