Alex Hijmans – Favela (2009) 31 May 2010 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Favela, published by Cois Life, 2009.
Words © Alex Hijmans, photography in this video © Alex Hijmans, video music © Cois Life.
Alex Hijmans lives in one of Brazil’s many poor and dangerous suburbs. As the only white person in this district, populated with the impoverished descendants of Africans who were brought as slaves to Brazil, he ponders the great life secret of these suffering souls: how can they live contented lives in a place devoid of worldly possessions?
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