๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Fighting poverty and gang violence in Rio's favelas with ballet

Amid ongoing drug gang wars in Rio's favelas, one woman is giving hope to the children of Complexo do Alemao.

Brazilian ballerina Tuany Nascimento grew up here. The 23-year-old started dancing herself when she was five, hoping to become a professional one day and competed at the world’s biggest gymnastics event Switzerland. Needing to support her family, she eventually gave up her dreams and got a job instead.

Many victims of the narco fights and stray police bullets are children and teenagers. To get girls in the Alemao slum away from gangs and guns, Tuany Nascimento teaches them ballet.

Filmed by Johannes Musial and Rudรก Capriles
Fixer: Henrique Hermann
Sound: Paulo Anomal
Executive Producer: Andrew Phillips

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