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Jack Rubenstein


"Cidade de Deus" is a beautiful, sprawling film — with a troubling legacy.

The complicated legacy of 'Cidade de Deus'

When it came time to write about “Cidade de Deus” for class, I wanted to focus on these powerful performances, the unique editing, the perfect score or the exciting camera work, but I couldn’t help but think about the film’s production, response and aftermath, all of which have complicated its legacy.  

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