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Caracas, the informal city Caracas, The Informal City

Over the last decade, Caracas, the most violent megacity on the South-American continent, has drawn in millions of migrants. Now more than four out of its six million inhabitants live in self built constructions in the barrios where only the laws of the strong rule. This is the first documentary to tell the inside story of these new informal urban developments. Through Caracas, as a prototype, the film explores the exploding urbanization witnessed on the African, Asian and South-American continents -- and the great debate over globalization, architecture and the future of society. A film by Rob Schroder, with Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner. 49 min. Bonus features (55 min.): "Bonus footage on Caracus and the architects Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner." 2007.

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