Rapid urbanisation is exacerbating many of Rio de Janeiro's problems. A favela community leader reflects on the problems of continued migration to the city. Includes images of recently built shanty homes and an interview with the Souza family describing their aspirations for the future.

This clip is from:
World 2000, Urbanisation
First broadcast:
10 October 2002

Students could be asked to list the many problems that living in a shanty town can bring (eg: overcrowding, lack of space and resources, spread of disease, fire, etc).