|Rio de Janeiro favela|
This is the story of Sandro Rosa do Nascimento, a young man who born in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. At a young age he witnessed the murder of his mother and then became a vagabond on the streets. During this time he witnessed the murder of his friends, street children like himself, by police at the Candelaria church massacre. Sandro's life only went down from there. Failed by the Brazilian system he hijacked Bus 174 on June 12, 2000.
Sandro is proof of the social and economic issues that still plague Brazil today. The majority of these problems stem from racial issues dating back to the introduction of slavery in Brazil.
Links to Bus 174 documentary parts on YouTube.com below: