Within a story whether on the big screen, small screen, or within a book, there is set of ideals, philosophies, and issues that can be pinpointed to the significance within American society. In controversial stories such as Gone with the Wind that explored the issues of racism and slavery, Cider House Rules on abortion, The Passion of the Christ, which centers on religion, and Supersize Me shed light on the obesity epidemic in the United States. While few examples are listed, there are thousands of more movies that have been made with the ideological focus on social, political, environmental, or culture issues that have drawn millions to theaters. One in particular movie is the Brazilian crime drama, “City of God”. City of God represents the ideological debate within American’s social and cultural issues of its representation of violence influence by the social issues of poverty and race, violence of women, and the lack of response from police within the city. This movie captures violence represented extensively, violence towards women, and the unresponsiveness with police authority within Brazil. Provided in this essay is a summary of the movie, along with a thorough analysis that provides the ideological debate of the issues provided.