FAVELA ATHLETES

 

As all eyes turn to Rio, we follow three young Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls on their journey from their homes in the Rio favelas to the moment of 'selection'. For 17 year old diver Giovanna, 13 year old gymnast Ana Carolina and 26 year old Jorge, a Paralympian high jumper, the moment of truth has almost come. Will their dreams of sporting glory come true?

 

23 min documentary.

Filmed & Directed by Benedict Adams.

Broadcast on BBC News & BBC World News.