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

Could be used as a case study on how physical geography can exacerbate problems of overcrowding. Look at the physical division of society in Rio, between old town, traditional upper and middle class areas along the coast with favelas crowding the surrounding hills.
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).