The premiere screening of the project documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro was held at Café Sanaa in Bergen on 7 September 2017.
The screening was followed by a panel conversation on the impact of sporting mega-events on urban development and inequality in Rio de Janeiro and beyond. The participants were researchers who have worked in Rio in recent years:
– Margit Ystanes and Alejandro Huidobro Goya, social anthropologists and the directors of Dirty Games
– Christopher Gaffney, geographer researching the impacts of major sports events on urban dynamics
– Tomas Salem, social anthropologist who has conducted research on the militarisation of Rio’s favelas ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics
The conversation was headed by Cecilie Ødegaard from the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen.