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  • tell me, Maura, little bit about Rio.

  • I mean, growing up.

  • It was a crazy time for you.

  • You talked about getting stabbed, getting shot at and then actually getting shot on Ben.

  • Later, you went into some of the fighting.

  • But like, what was it like back then when we've seen the movie City of God?

  • I mean, was it that crazy?

  • He waas he waas even though the city of God, I would go there daily almost because my friends from school from there and my mother was made clear, doesn't exist such a thing.

  • I social differences.

  • If he's your friend, he can be in the mud.

  • And you were there with him.

  • And that's how I was raised.

  • I would go sleep in the favelas with them on their houses, a guest.

  • They would put the blanket over something and I will sleep right there, you know?

  • And they would sleep in my house too, at the same time.

  • That's very Brazilian, right?

  • Yes.

  • And we made freights once the doors and the windows are closed.

  • Every everywhere is a bed.

  • You know, like you can sleep anywhere.

  • Is that a karaoke a thing or Brazilian?

  • because it it is, I believe, is a Brazilian thing.

  • Brazil's things like that because in Rio, you know there's no there's no place for me to sleep.

  • They laugh Every couch, every floor, every carpet.

  • It's a bad waiting for you, you know, right?

  • And so you spend time and you have a roof every time.

  • Because in Rio, the favelas are right next to the really nice houses are right next Thio it's everyone's on top of each other and it all it all very close because the mountain is very close to the ocean.

  • Right?

  • So the world people lives around the ocean and then there's the mountains.

  • Next, and normally the favelas expand on that direction, you know?

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • People don't wanna leave in the in the in the hills.

  • So this way they stopped building houses there and they end up staying there.

  • I actually went on a favela tour, which sounds like a horrible American tourist thing to do, But it was one of the best experiences of my life.

  • And so we went toe.

  • I think it was Hacienda favela.

  • E used to go there on my restaurant.

  • Every what happened back then all the supermarkets with clothes on on Friday night, they would Onley open on Monday.

  • So the only place that I could buy me chicken eggs and a bunch of other things was in the favelas.

  • So I was there every weekend because even though we bought, we had everything we would sell out completely.

  • By Friday night.

  • On Saturday at eight o'clock in the morning, I was in the favela, but I knew them all.

  • They would pass by me carrying guys.

  • Hey, hey guys.

  • Well, the first time I was there that I saw them, I said we were warning.

  • I don't know it.

  • Yeah, it was crazy.

  • I think there's and and this this favela, It's right.

  • It's right in Rio.

  • It's just it's just north of Leblon, I think, and it's like 100,000 people.

  • Maybe, and it's more and we went into this and it's not what you think it is.

  • So we got a tour and they allowed us to walk in, and that's one of the favelas where I guess the drug dealers allow you to come in and we went into someone's house and you look at their houses and you think it's like a shanty house?

  • But inside his house, he had the the big TV.

  • You had the stereo system, and then I looked and I saw the whole favela.

  • Andi, you've got people living.

  • You got open sewers and then the drug dealers who walked by and everyone would kind of be like this.

  • But it all kind of worked somehow.

  • Is something beautiful about it is It's different.

  • It's extremely different.

  • But 99.9% of the people who live in a very hard workers people don't realize that they are honest, they're hard workers, and then they want a good leaving like all of us, you know, and they normally go on their house and they work hard to buy a nice TV to buy.

  • I remember my boxing culture live in the favelas, and I brought him to Oh, now my fights on everything that I did, he used to work in an accounting office.

  • The other day, someone sent me a tape of him telling the story.

  • You know, that someone sent me a video of him telling the story.

  • Hey was studying the guys filming him without him knowing how I took him out of his job.

  • I said, you, you're not made to work in the office.

  • You're gonna work teaching box today.

  • He has a huge program.

  • Is that that's not That's not Claudio Coello.

  • Is it?

  • Off course that I trained with Claudio up.

  • I love him and the program that he runs in the favela.

  • I said, This is your calling life.

  • Take these kids are going to the back.

  • We have to make them fighters.

  • They're gonna have a job like you did.

  • And he ends up burning like, 10 times more than he was actually earning when he was working in the accounting office, you know, And then the bast was this To prove that I wasn't wrong The moment that he said, Look, I want to try something I teach.

  • My students asked me toe be teaching and he's gonna get me a group of students.

  • E I love to work here, but I want to try this and his bosses say cloud you, Please go.

  • And we wish you all the success in the world.

  • But no one thing.

  • You can come back here.

  • You have a job at any time you can come back and work with us.

  • You know, that shows how great off off.

  • So he is, you know.

  • Wow, My wife.

  • Wild stop my wife.

tell me, Maura, little bit about Rio.

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FAVELAS: What It Was Like Visiting The Favelas & Knowing The People Who Live There - Renzo Gracie

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/16
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