A Saturday in May 2005, a cab drops me at the door of the Castelo club, in the Rio das Pedras favela, west zone. My first Baile Funk. Obtained permission to shoot. Pleased by the social mix between the playboys of the near Barra da Tijuca, and young people of this favela controlled by a paramilitary militia. Feeling of having "discovered" something that would occupy me for many years. There, I would also be attending for the first time a show of Tati Quebra Barraco, the great MC from City of God.