July 15, 2007

Caracas: De Informele Stad

Quico says: It's great to run into a film about Venezuela that sets the politics to one side and focuses on the way the society actually works.

Caracas: De informele stad (Caracas: The informal city) was made by VPRO, the Dutch public broadcasting corporation. It chronicles architects Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner as they show Caracas's slums, how they operate, and what might be done about them. Here's a little taster - like the film, it's mostly in English and Spanish with Dutch subtitles:

I think it's really worth watching the whole thing. To do so, click here.