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“City of God” and Urban Development

Introduction

“City of God” is a complex and interesting film that provides a unique representation of urban development in a nation struggling for survival in some of its poorer areas. The story’s representation of urban decay and renewal are relevant because they demonstrate the impact of violence and its significant impact on a community in different ways. The film also provides a critical understanding of the different elements that contribute to the success of the film and its characterizations of violence and recovery within the Brazilian landscape. These efforts demonstrate that the film is comprised of a series of stark contrasts between good and evil and that these are well represented in the film and its story. The issues that many urban communities face are well emphasized in this film, as it depicts the most relevant concepts of urban drama that unfold during community-based customs and practices that impact these populations. From this perspective, it is important to recognize the daily experiences of these individuals and how they have influenced this group of people.