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Photographer Gordon Parks’ remarkable film depicts a day in the life of an industrious 12-year-old boy living in the impoverished favela slums of Rio de Janeiro.

Documentary 1964 11 mins Not rated

Director: Gordon Parks



Sent by Life magazine to photograph the favela slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the acclaimed American photographer Gordon Parks developed a bond with one the residents – a young boy named Flávio da Silva. Having witnessed the destitution and squalor that Flavio and his family had to endure, Parks later returned to make a documentary depicting a day in the life of the industrious 12-year-old.